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Pilots of France

The French Federation of Maritime Pilots has been created in 1905. French maritime pilots are working in and around French coastal waters, including overseas territories and over Northern Europe (Channel/North Sea and Deep-sea pilots. There are working 346 maritime pilots. The whole French pilotage organisation represents 32 pilotage stations. Twenty-three stations situated in France and 5 in the French overseas departments, 3 in the French overseas territories and a deep sea pilot’s station. I have sailed with the pilots of France in several areas. In 2008 I sailed with the pilots of Marseille and Nice and in 2012 I sailed with the pilots of Rouen (la Seine) and Le Havre.

See for more information about the work of the French pilots: French Federation of Maritime Pilots.