Johor Bahru – Pilot for Yachts over 40ft – Updated
Published 11 years ago, updated 4 years ago
Posted July 2011
I have been told recently (to be confirmed) that when entering Johor Harbour Malaysia to go to Puteri Harbour Marina or Danga bay, boats over 40 ft will require a pilot.
For Puteri Harbour, call them on the VHF or phone, they have a pilot. This should be done before going beyond the second link bridge.
Posted December 2011
Hi, I arrived at Puteri Harbour last week.
There does not appear to be any official requirement to have a pilot, and the marina staff here definitely don’t think you need one!
My boat is 46ft long, and I passed several Singapore police boats as I came up the river, and had a Malaysian Marine Dept boat pass me and wave.
I didn’t talk to anyone on the radio until I was outside the marina entrance (I had pre-booked my arrival).
So in summary, business as usual!
M/Y Tiger Balm