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Queensland coastal passage plan 2019

The Queensland coastal passage plan (QCPP) seeks to improve pre-pilotage communications between coastal pilotage providers, the vessels they service and the pilots embarked within these vessels.
30 January 2019

The QCPP helps to prepare vessels for transits of the coastal pilotage areas described in Marine Order 54.

The QCPP improves the readiness of vessels transiting coastal pilotage areas within the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait by ensuring that voyage plans, waypoints and other planning considerations have been completed in a standardised manner. The QCPP seeks to achieve consistency across vessels by ensuring that vessels arrive at the pilot boarding ground (PBG) in a state thatis standardised, predictable and well informed. In doing so, 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.

This document has been developed primarily for the benefit of Masters and mates of vessels transiting any of the coastal pilotage areas described herein, including Torres Strait, the Great North East Channel, the Inner Route of the Great Barrier Reef and Hydrographers Passage. Vessel owners, charterers and agents may also find the document useful.

AMSA encourages all Masters transiting any of these coastal pilotage areas to consider the information contained within the QCPP when preparing associated passage plans.


Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Last updated: 6 August 2020