Pilotage is provided by the Marine Department.
Though pilotage is not compulsory, it is advisable for larger vessels
to have a pilot on board when navigating the port's approaches. Applications
for pilotage should be made 24 hours before a ship's arrival. Ships which
require a pilot enroute to Sibu should indicate which approach channel
they will be using. Ship can contact the pilot via the 'Hague Plan' and
communicate with the shore on berthing information via Channel 18, both
on VHF radio.