Hydrographers Passage is deep channel passage 110 nautical miles offshore from the Coal export terminals of Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point.
Marine Pilot Transfers are conducted by land on helicopters at the PBG (Pilot Boarding Ground) for Hydrographers Passage. There are no launch MPTs are available at Blossom Bank pilot boarding ground.
All vessels are required to comply with AMSA Marine Orders Part 57 for Helicopter Operations.
Flyon Pty Ltd provide all marine pilot transfers on behalf on Torres Pilots Pty Ltd. These transfers are conducted 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Flyon are the only helicopter operator providing twin engine transfer operations for both day and night operations. Flyon do not operate single engine aircraft due to the distances and environments involved.
Our pilots have over 52,000 hours’ total time in helicopters and have completed over 30,000 ship landings in offshore operations.
All pilots operate under a CASA approved FRMS (Fatigue Risk Management System).