Forth Pilots

Forth Pilots The Association of Forth Pilots provide pilotage and marine services in the Firth of Forth Area. 24 hours a day. 365 days a year. The Association of Forth Pilots, which comprises 27 Master Mariners, provides pilotage services in the Firth of Forth area of the Scottish east coast, from the Bass Rock and Fife Ness in the east to Grangemouth and Longannet in the west.

The pilotage area is extensive and covers the ports of Leith, Grangemouth and Rosyth, the crude oil terminal at Hound Point and gas terminal at Braefoot Bay, plus several smaller ports. Ships handled vary from small coasters through to the largest passenger vessels, crude oil tankers, gas tankers and warships. If it floats, we will assist in safely moving it. All Forth Pilots are Master Mariners, and are examined and authorised by the Harbour Authority, Forth Ports Ltd. Our pilots possess extensive navigational experience, local knowledge and ship-handling skills and are charged with safely and efficiently piloting vessels in the frequently challenging weather and tidal conditions of the Forth area, at all hours of the day and night, 365 days a year.

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Forth Pilots's cover photo
12/10/2015

Forth Pilots's cover photo

Forth Pilots
08/10/2015

Forth Pilots

Some random pics from the Forth over the last few days............

Forth Pilots
08/10/2015

Forth Pilots

Some random pics from the Forth over the last few days............

Some random pics from the Forth over the last few days............
08/10/2015

Some random pics from the Forth over the last few days............

Forth Pilots
01/09/2015

Forth Pilots

Some pics of LB04, the last major hull section for the aircraft carrier "Prince of Wales". Constructed in Govan, and brought round to the Forth by barge. The block was moved into the building dock at Rosyth over the past three days.

Some pics of LB04, the last major hull section for the aircraft carrier "Prince of Wales". Constructed in Govan, and bro...
01/09/2015

Some pics of LB04, the last major hull section for the aircraft carrier "Prince of Wales". Constructed in Govan, and brought round to the Forth by barge. The block was moved into the building dock at Rosyth over the past three days.

Forth Pilots
16/08/2015

Forth Pilots

Breaking Dawn @ Hound Point this morning. "Grena Knutsen" outbound

Breaking Dawn @ Hound Point this morning. "Grena Knutsen" outbound
16/08/2015

Breaking Dawn @ Hound Point this morning. "Grena Knutsen" outbound

Forth Pilots
13/08/2015

Forth Pilots

HMS Queen Elizabeth, yesterday evening

HMS Queen Elizabeth, yesterday evening
13/08/2015

HMS Queen Elizabeth, yesterday evening

Forth Pilots
05/08/2015

Forth Pilots

Forth Pilots
02/08/2015

Forth Pilots

"Navion Oslo" outbound from Hound Point this morning, with cruise ship "Albatross" inbound for Rosyth.

"Navion Oslo" outbound from Hound Point this morning, with cruise ship "Albatross" inbound for Rosyth.
02/08/2015

"Navion Oslo" outbound from Hound Point this morning, with cruise ship "Albatross" inbound for Rosyth.

Greek VLCC "Britanis" departs the Forth this morning with another 2 million barrels of crude for South Korea. Length 332...
06/07/2015

Greek VLCC "Britanis" departs the Forth this morning with another 2 million barrels of crude for South Korea. Length 332m.

Photos from Forth Pilots's post
06/07/2015

Photos from Forth Pilots's post

Forth Pilots
05/07/2015

Forth Pilots

Royal Princess inbound to Hound Point anchorage this morning

Royal Princess inbound to Hound Point anchorage this morning
05/07/2015

Royal Princess inbound to Hound Point anchorage this morning

Forth Pilots
11/06/2015

Forth Pilots

"Royal Princess" back in the Forth again today, her third visit so far this year.

"Royal Princess" back in the Forth again today, her third visit so far this year.
11/06/2015

"Royal Princess" back in the Forth again today, her third visit so far this year.

A busy day off Hound Point yesterday. Rather dreich for the first big cruise ship of the season. Royal Princess at ancho...
19/05/2015

A busy day off Hound Point yesterday. Rather dreich for the first big cruise ship of the season. Royal Princess at anchor, British Falcon at HP1 as Thornbury approaches HP2

HMS Defender, a Type 45 destroyer, inbound to Crombie at the Forth Rail Bridge. Rather dreich and windy!
17/05/2015

HMS Defender, a Type 45 destroyer, inbound to Crombie at the Forth Rail Bridge. Rather dreich and windy!

Forth Pilots's cover photo
15/05/2015

Forth Pilots's cover photo

"Maersk Kaya" at Grangemouth E1 this morning. The sun does shine on Grangemouth. Sometimes.
15/05/2015

"Maersk Kaya" at Grangemouth E1 this morning. The sun does shine on Grangemouth. Sometimes.

Forth Pilots
09/05/2015

Forth Pilots

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09/05/2015

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Forth Pilots's cover photo
12/03/2015

Forth Pilots's cover photo

Some pics taken by an over carried Zeebrugge pilot Koen de Potter as DFDS's freight ferry "Finlandia Seaways" enters Ros...
19/02/2015

Some pics taken by an over carried Zeebrugge pilot Koen de Potter as DFDS's freight ferry "Finlandia Seaways" enters Rosyth. Good view of the centre tower of the new bridge, and the Rosyth roro berth as the ship backs into position.

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