StrasseLink’s Marine Advisors include qualified Master Mariners with command experience on Foreign Going (FG) vessels. They are all experienced captains and Master Mariners who have had extensive experience as Class A harbour pilots piloting and anchoring vessels of all sizes in and around Singapore. Being former Class A1 pilots, StrasseLink’s pilots are true marine professionals with skillsets to handle of all types of vessels.
Our team has more than 80 years of collective pilotage experience in the busy waters of Singapore. These professional Marine Advisors are versatile with the ability to conduct deep-draft VLCCs, LNG/C, Oil-rigs, semi-submersibles, FPSOs, sea trials, piggy back operations and perform communicator jobs.
Our Marine Advisors are also experienced and capable tow masters, mooring masters and STS Superintendents, serving vessels conducting STS and terminal operations in this area.
In line with IMO’s recommendation on fatigue management, StrasseLink’s pilotage assistance will contribute to enhancing the safety of navigation of your vessel when operating in the Malacca and Singapore Straits.
Use of a Marine Advisor (pilot) will help the bridge team manage their resources more effectively to prevent fatigue of the team members. The Master will be provided with the opportunity to consult our professional when in doubt.
The pilot’s local knowledge will be of extra value to the bridge management team and his professional skillset as a shiphandler will be most welcome in times of need.
At the same time, by using independent state-of-the-art equipment StrasseLink’s pilot is able to provide a double check on the ships navigation system and proceed on the most optimum route, saving bunkers and time to next port of call.
The professional abilities of Marine Advisors are integrated with navigational systems, both visual and electronic, and the support of information services from shore based stations. Such resources enable our Marine Advisors to provide a safe and efficient service to vessels plying the waters of the straits.
With about a decade of experience, we provide safe, quick and reliable 24/7 service all year round.
Witherby’s Passage Planning Guide
As a consultancy company, StrasseLink has been actively contributing local knowledge and expertise to enhance Witherby’s publications of the “Passage Planning Guide: Malacca and Singapore Straits”. Capt. Fadzlon had been providing inputs and vetting both the 2011 and 2013 editions of this guide.