Pilotage is compulsory for vessels over 500 GT (yacht over 1000 GT) for entire Splitsko Dalmatinska County including for entering Split area and whole of Kaštelanski Zaljev. Pilots embark about 5 cables S of Gradska Luka (43°29.5'N 16°26'E).
On request, depending on approach of vessel, pilot can also board a vessel S of Splitska Vrata (43°18,7'N 16°23,5'E); 1 NM S of Otočić Muljica Light (43°27,3'N 16°00,6'E) (compulsory for dangerous cargo); 5 cables S of Galera light.
Additional fees applied for all outer pilot points. For other ports in Splitsko-Dalamatinska County (including islands) each pick up/drop off point is arranged individually with the Split Pilot office depending on the area in question / weather conditions.
Book a Pilot
Submit via email or fax
Within 24 hours via phone or email
Ph: + 385(21) 338 320
Fax: + 385(21) 338 321
Mobile: +385(98) 222 166
Other Important Information:
Ships requiring the services of a pilot in the Port of Split should submit arrival, removal and departure bookings within the following timeframes prior to the moment:
Movements scheduled for between 22:00 & 06:00 cannot be brought ahead after 21:30 that evening.
When booking a Pilot the following mandatory information must be provided:
Ship IMO Number
POB requested time
Vessels deepest draft
Vessels deepest draft
Ship movements must also be booked with Port Control. Other Services such as tugs and lines services are booked directly with suppliers.
Pilot Boarding Requirements
Pilot Boarding Ground
The main Pilot Boarding ground is situated 5 cabels South of green light on the city harbour breakwather.
Latitude 43°29,5' N, Longitude 016°26' E.
Vessels should contact "Split Pilots" 2 hours prior to arrival on VHF Channel 12.
Pilots may embark or disembark in other areas by special arrangement, or when required to do so by the vessel or the Harbour Master.
Split pilot launches have blue hulls with white housing. Pilot label is visible on the housing.
Launches operate from Split City Port .
Boarding course and speed will be advised on VHF 12. Boarding speed generally 6 knots.
Pilot ladders should be rigged as per IMO standards, 1m above the water, on the lee side.