Harmony II entering the basin at Sharpness

Gloucester Pilots Partnership are contracted to Gloucester Harbour Trustees to provide pilotage services for compulsory vessels within the district.

Details of General Directions to Shipping together with specific Pilotage Directions and charges can be found on the Gloucester Harbour Trustees website. Pilots are professional mariners and undergo extensive staged training mainly on the river. Regularly visiting Masters may apply for a Pilotage Exemption Certificate (PEC). Details of training and requirements for PECs may be found here. Also to be found on the Gloucester Harbour Trustees website are Towage Regulations and current Notices to Mariners.

Leaving the Piers at Sharpness

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