The Pilot boarding station is located one mile south east of the "FP" buoy at Latitude 28° 52.5 N. by Longitude 95° 14.2 W.

The Pilot Boat monitors VHF Channel 14.

The Pilot Boat is 64 ft long, has a black hull and a white superstructure. The word "PILOT" is printed in large black letters on the side of the superstructure.

Vessels are requested to contact the pilot boat one hour before arrival on Channel 14 for pilot ladder instructions.

The pilot ladder should be rigged 2.5 meters (8 ft) above the waterline. If the vessels freeboard is more than 9 meters (29.7 ft), a combination ladder is required.

When boarding, the pilot ladder shall be located at amidships. NO man ropes and NO boat ropes shall be utilized.

Boarding speed will be 8 knots.