Pilot Boats

The Malta Maritime Pilots Cooperative has a fleet of six pilot boats built to the highest standards. These have excellent sea keeping abilities and can operate in all weather conditions (up to force 8-9) and in over 5m wave heights. They are high powered and hence both very quick and durable, purpose built boats.

A pilot boat can be identified by the red and white signal flag or H(Hotel) signal flag during daytime and showing a white light over a red light at night. Pilot boats also normally have the word “PILOT” written in large black letters on both sides of the cabin.

Click on any of the images below to view the characteristics of a particular pilot boat.

Pilot Boat Alpha
Built by Aqua Star Ltd in 1992, this 9.75m pilot boat has a gross and net tonnage of 7.57 and 316kW of power.
Pilot Boat Bravo
Built by Aqua Star Ltd in 1996, this 11.25m pilot boat has a gross and net tonnage of 9.85 and 321kW of power.
Pilot Boat Charlie
Built by Halmantic Group in 2006, this 10.31m pilot boat has a gross and net tonnage of 6.67 and 321kW of power.
Pilot Boat Delta
Built by Nelson Boats Seaward Marine Ltd, this 10.36m pilot boat has a gross and net tonnage of 6.6 and 316kW of power.
Pilot Boat Echo
Built by Safehaven Marine in 2008, this 13.47m pilot boat has a gross and net tonnage of 11.9 and 336kW of power.
Pilot Boat Foxtrot
Built by Safehaven Marine in 2011, this 14.69m pilot boat has a gross and net tonnage of 19.54 and 810kW of power.