Specifically, the QCPP reassures that vessels arrive at the pilot boarding ground (PBG) in a state that is:
- well informed.
After being sure of the above, the pilot can embark with confidence at the starting position for the pilotage.
Masters are encouraged to keep a copy of the QCPP on the bridge for quick reference and ensure it is available for the initial Master/Pilot exchange.
The QCPP has been developed primarily in favour of Masters and mates of vessels transiting any of the coastal pilotage areas, including:
- Torres Strait;
- the Great North East Channel;
- the Inner Route of the Great Barrier Reef;
- Hydrographers Passage;
Concluding, AMSA encourages all Masters transiting any of these coastal pilotage areas to consider the information contained within the QCPP when preparing associated passage plans.