Pilot Transfer

The Lotsbetrieb GmbH provides Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s offshore and costal pilotage organization with a fleet of fast, rugged boats manned by crews drawing from 40 proficient small craft operators. This 24/7 service delivers and collects both pilots and ship staff replacements to and from vessels transiting Germany’s eastern Baltic Sea waters. The seaworthy boats ensure safe, fast transfers during the warmer seasons, but should ice make the Baltic Sea impassable for smaller craft, continuous service is guaranteed either through a Linnhoff tug with ice-breaking capabilities, or per Wiking helicopter.