Contact Pilot Dispatch 24 hours before arrival with following information:
International Gross Tonnage, LOA, Beam, Deep Draft, name of local agent.
Call pilot station on VHF Ch. 16 four hours prior to arrival and one hour prior to arrival at the Tampa Sea Buoy. Pilot station stands by on VHF Ch. 16, 13, 12 and 10. Additional instructions will be given upon radio contact.
If instructed to anchor, please keep 24 hour radio watch on VHF Ch. 12 and Ch. 13.
If proceeding inbound in Egmont Channel, maintain radio watch on VHF Ch. 12 and Ch. 13.
Sailing or Shifting
Call Pilot Dispatch via telephone or VHF Ch. 10. A minimum 2.5 hour notice is required prior to requested pilot boarding time.
From Gadsden Anchorage:
Call Pilot Dispatch via telephone or VHF Ch. 10. A minimum 3 hours is required prior to requested pilot boarding time for movements from Gadsden Anchorage.