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Los Angeles Pilot Station

Berth Station 68

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Berth 68
San Pedro, CA
Phone: (310) 732-3805
Fax: (310) 519-9189
VHF Radio Channel 73 (156.675 MHz)
Call: KEB260 Los Angeles Pilots

The Los Angeles Pilot Station is staffed 24 hours a day.

Pilots board arriving vessels from the pilot boat in the vicinity of Los Angeles Channel RACON Buoy #3. Tank vessels are boarded at least two miles from the Los Angeles entrance. Deep-draft vessels (more than 55 feet) are boarded in the vicinity of Los Angeles Channel Buoy #1.

Under normal weather conditions, the pilot ladder should be rigged on the starboard side one meter above water.

A minimum of two hours’ advance notice is required for Port Pilot service.

Masters or agents are requested to advise the Pilot Station when there is a change in the arrival or sailing time.


Operational communications in the Los Angeles/Long Beach harbor area are conduction by marine VHF radio from five principal nodes: VTS, Los Angeles Port Pilot Service, Long Beach Pilots, Port of Long Beach Security and the U.S. Coast Guard Long Beach. All users are encouraged to minimize voice traffic on all channels, maintain circuit discipline and broadcast on “low power” whenever possible.
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