Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Pilot Boarding Stations,

Item Identification

Title: Pilot Boarding Stations
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-12

A location offshore where a pilot may board a vessel in preparation to piloting it through local waters. Pilotage is compulsory for foreign vessels and U.S. vessels under register in foreign trade with specific draft characteristics. See 46 CFR 15.812 for additional detail. Pilot boarding stations and areas are either a well-defined position, a circular area around a position, or another more complex shaped area with well-defined boundaries. Please see supporting information in the Pilot Boarding Area data set.


To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None coastal
None planning
None renewable energy

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States of America
None Territorial Sea
None United States of America

Physical Location

City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

Data Set Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 792061
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 792065
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: -60
N° Bound: 75
S° Bound: 15

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 792064
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-06-29

ground condition

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 902701
Complex Object Present?: No
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: No
Point Object Present?: Yes
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 902702

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 794500
Download URL:

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794501
Download URL:

Technical Environment


Microsoft Windows, ArcGIS Pro

Data Quality



Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:


Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent



NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts

CC ID: 792049
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Citation URL:

NOAA Raster Navigational Charts

CC ID: 792047
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011-01-01
Citation URL:

United States Coast Pilot volumes 1-9

CC ID: 792048
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-01-01
Citation URL:

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 792051

Extract and merge ENC points into a single feature class

Extract, digitize and merge features from the U.S. Coast Pilot series

Conduct a visual comparison of features with the RNC data source

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-27 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Pilot Boarding Stations

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54394
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Daniel Martin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-04-02 13:08+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-08-12
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-08-12