Ships masters in the Auckland region are required to have a PEC (Pilot Exempt Certificate) in order to be able to bring a vessel over 500GT (Gross Tonnage) into pilotage areas without embarking a licenced pilot.
This page compiles all the documentation required to obtain a PEC.
For further information and to arrange a PEC examination, contact the Harbourmaster's office, c/o Auckland Transport, or phone: 09 362 0397.
You need to fill out the PEC application form and the Fit and proper person form.
Masters holding a current PEC for the Auckland or Manukau Harbour must comply with annual assessment requirements, as required by Maritime Rule Part 90.
The peer review form is to be used by Pilot Exempt Masters in order to meet these requirements.