Our team of over 100 pilots board and guide more than 10,000 ships through the Port of London every year.
Four more experienced mariners have joined the Port of London Authority, to help the growing trade on the river Thames and ensure navigational safety for vessels visiting the UK’s busiest port.
The Embarkation and Disembarkation of Pilots - Code of Safe Practice (Revised August 2021) is an industry standard code for the safe boarding and deboarding of marine pilots.
Become a PLA Pilot
Would you like to pilot some of the biggest ships in the world along one of the world’s most famous rivers?