In case of a storm extra information may be required for vessels which are about to depart from Rotterdam and which require a pilot. In that case an infobar will be shown.
Depending on the lenght of the vessel, the vessel draft (< 9 meters) and the weather conditions, shore based pilotage may be allowed. Shore based pilotage is allowed when:
Vessels longer than 150 meters are never piloted remotely, and only have to indicate whether a pilot can debark either by helicopter or hoisting.
For Amsterdam this information will be obtained by the port authority (HOC) and does not have to be entered in Port Visit