PSF, founded over ten years ago, has twelve partners, all harbour pilots approved by national exam, with deep knowledge of currents, winds and depths of Babitonga Bay. We also rely on over twenty experienced collaborators, working in the administrative and operational areas of the company.
Through its technical expertise and practical experience, supported by state-of-the-art technology, Praticagem São Francisco contributes to the protection of human life, heritage and the preservation of the environment of Babitonga Bay.
The Praticagem São Francisco has as main activity advising on the navigation and manoeuvres of ships and other vessels within the harbour of São Francisco do Sul and Itapoá.
Praticagem São Francisco provides technical advice to the Maritime and Port Authorities of this port complex, in matters related to operational parameters - conditions, manoeuvrability, types of ships and so on.
We continually invest in training, seeking to act with the utmost security in each and every ship manoeuvre.
This document aims to assist the Port and Maritime Authorities in updating the current regulations of our Pilotage Zone (ZP-18), as well as to present subsidies for creating new guidelines in order to optimize port operations, without losing the focus on Navigation Safety.
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Operational procedures for requesting a Pilot and for its service within our contractors, with and without signed agreement with Praticagem São Francisco or SINPASC.(documents in Portuguese)
Updated compendium of the regulations concerning our Pilotage Zone (ZP-18), summarizing the maximum size of vessels, drafts, recommended UKC and operating conditions. (documents in Portuguese)