Sabine Bank Pilots 5148 West Parkway Dr. Groves, Texas 77619

Effective January 01, 2017

Pilot charges for vessels requesting the services of the Sabine Bank Pilots seaward of the Sabine Pilot Station (LAT 29-36N, LONG 93-48W) to or from the "SB" buoy and approaches will be calculated according to the vessel's units and rate per unit.

The vessel's units will be determined as follows:

Length over all x vessel's maximum width x vessel's draft divided by 1000

For the determination of the vessel's units, all lengths, widths and drafts will be expressed in feet and rounded to the nearest 1/10th of a foot. 20 foot minimum draft applies.

  • 0000 - 2000 UNITS

    • Pilot Charge = Units x Rate per unit
    • $.5751  rate per unit
    • $950.00 boat fee per trip
    • A charge of $1200.00 plus Boat Fee will be charged for the service of sending a pilot out to board a vessel awaiting USCG security clearance if the vessel fails to receive security clearance. At Agents request only.
    • Never less than

      $718.92

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  • 2001 - 3000 UNITS

    • Pilot Charge = Units x Rate per unit
    • $.5636  rate per unit
    • $950.00 boat fee per trip
    • A charge of $1200.00 plus Boat Fee will be charged for the service of sending a pilot out to board a vessel awaiting USCG security clearance if the vessel fails to receive security clearance. At Agents request only.
    • Never less than

      $1,150.27

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  • 3001 - 4000 UNITS

    • Pilot Charge = Units x Rate per unit
    • $.5176  rate per unit
    • $950.00 boat fee per trip
    • A charge of $1200.00 plus Boat Fee will be charged for the service of sending a pilot out to board a vessel awaiting USCG security clearance if the vessel fails to receive security clearance. At Agents request only.
    • Never less than

      $1,690.47       

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  • 4001 - 5000 UNITS

    • Pilot Charge = Units x Rate per unit
    • $.5085  rate per unit
    • $950.00 boat fee per trip
    • A charge of $1200.00 plus Boat Fee will be charged for the service of sending a pilot out to board a vessel awaiting USCG security clearance if the vessel fails to receive security clearance. At Agents request only.
    • Never less than

      $2,070.42

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  • >5001 UNITS 

    • Pilot Charge = Units x Rate per unit
    • $.4898  rate per unit
    • $950.00 boat fee per trip
    • A charge of $1200.00 plus Boat Fee will be charged for the service of sending a pilot out to board a vessel awaiting USCG security clearance if the vessel fails to receive security clearance. At Agents request only.
    • Never less than

      $2,541.60

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Pilotage Rates for Sabine-Neches Waterway

Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange, Texas

Effective February 01, 2017

Vessels piloted within one zone: $468.20
Additional charge per gross ton unit: $.0080

Vessels piloted between separate zones, per draft foot: $31.45
Additional charge per gross ton unit: $.0238

All vessels over 40,000 gross ton units will pay an additional $7.93 per thousand gross ton units or any fractional part thereof exceeding 40,000 gross ton units.

Vessels piloted without power will be charged double the regular pilot charge or shifting fee. A shifting fee in addition to the regular fee will be made for vessels to or from points above the Municipal Docks of Beaumont or Orange.