The Port of Ashburton pilot boarding ground is located outside the compulsory pilotage area. The location of the pilot boarding ground for the Wheatstone terminal is:
Latitude 21° 26' 12.000" S (21° 26.2' S)
Longitude 115° 07' 00.000" E (115° 07.0' E)
This location lies within the waters of the Port of Onslow. Ships Agents will be requested to pass on estimated time of arrivals (ETA's) to Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) as per Port Handbook and the 48 Hour ETA to Department of Transport (DOT) via firstname.lastname@example.org
. When departure time is known, both parties are to be advised by email.
All vessels operating within the Port of Ashburton port limits are to have on board a marine pilot licensed under the Western Australia Port Authorities Act 1999 and Regulation 2001, unless the vessel's Master holds a valid Pilotage Exemption Certificate for the Port of Ashburton.
Vessels calling at the Wheatstone Marine Terminal will be required to send details and ETA’s as laid down in the Port of Ashburton Port Handbook. This is in addition to the lifters contractual obligations for vessels loading under the Wheatstone lifting agreements. The pilot will board a vessel by pilot boat.