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Pilotage

Torbay Council are the Competent Harbour Authority and pilotage is compulsory for larger vessels navigating within Tor Bay Harbour limits.  Local pilotage is provided by MTS Group Ltd opens in a new window under contract to the Harbour Authority.
MTS Group Ltd (formerly Torbay & Brixham Shipping Agents Ltd ) have been established on the SouthCoast of the U.K. since the 1920's operating in TorBay and offshore.  They operate a 24 hour service with two fast pilot launches (for personnel and small loads), a 24m steel workboat (for diving support, larger quantities of stores plus coastal towage) plus a 300 MT capacity fresh water barge.  Many ships use the area for shelter, embarking/disembarking Deep Sea Pilots, crew changes, storing, repairs or to await orders.  
TorBay provides a safe anchorage suitable for repairs with good water visibility, ideal for in-water repairs and surveys in lieu of dry-docking.
Contact MTS opens in a new window for more information on pilotage in Tor Bay.

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