Sabine Bank Channel Pilots 

Effective January 01, 2021

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
    • $.6193  rate per unit
    • $975.00 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

      $774.19

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  • 2001 - 3000 UNITS

    • Pilot Charge = Units x Rate per unit
    • $.6070 rate per unit
    • $975.00 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

      $1,238.71

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  • 3001 - 4000 UNITS

    • Pilot Charge = Units x Rate per unit
    • $.5573  rate per unit
    • $975.00 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

      $1,820.45

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  • 4001 - 5000 UNITS

    • Pilot Charge = Units x Rate per unit
    • $.5477  rate per unit
    • $975.00 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

      $2,229.62

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  • >5001 UNITS 

    • Pilot Charge = Units x Rate per unit
    • $.5275  rate per unit
    • $975.00 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

      $2,737.03

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Pilotage Rates for Sabine-Neches Waterway