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.