Pilot boarding positions Alpha and Bravo are marked on chart NZ 661. Safe anchorage is available in close proximity, with Taiaroa Head lighthouse bearing 160° (T) and Heyward light tower bearing 220° (T).
Experienced pilots ensure all vessels arrive and depart on time with the highest safety standards observed. Book pilots by calling (03) 4729883, 24 hours a day.
These PDF documents provide information to assist the ship’s Bridge Team in constructing a passage plan into Port Otago. [Note: The online edition may differ from your pilot’s copy. The pilot’s copy will be the latest version.]
Port Otago’s three tugs are equipped to handle all types of vessels.
Fresh water is available at both Port Chalmers and Dunedin, with delivery to the vessel at 25-40 tonnes per hour.
Port Otago will accept only garbage which has been approved by MPI for disposal to shore facilities.
Fixed bunker facilities are available at Dunedin at either the Oil Wharf or at X/Y Berth. The Oil Wharf is the berth most frequently utilised for bunkering with Gas Oil, MDO, LFO and Fuel Oil being readily available ex wharf.
On X/Y Berth, MDO and LFO are available.
By special arrangement, it is possible to have fuel delivered by truck ex wharf at various berths in Dunedin and Port Chalmers. Quantities delivered ex truck are limited to MDO only.