Sea Transport of Norwegian Pilots and Ambulance Services

We provide high speed craft services along the Norwegian coast.

Sea Transport of Norwegian Pilots

25 pilot boats are stationed in close vicinity to the pilot boarding areas along the Norwegian coast. The locations vary from Hvaler in the Southeast to Kirkenes in the Northeast. The pilot boats are manned by a dedicated crew 24/7.

The service is developed to meet the highest standards for safe transport and embarking/disembarking of pilots to/from ships calling Norwegian ports. The pilot service is organized by the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

To further develop the service, BB will continue to invest in new pilot boats. New designs are focused on the latest technology for reduced emission and safe navigation. Our most recent design is developed in cooperation with Kewatec Aluboat: Kewatec Pilot 1820 with IPS propulsion system. This state-of-the-art design ensures the benefits of low fuel consumption and corresponding emission as well as high maneuverability and seaworthiness. The latter properties are crucial when delivering a pilot boarding service in high seas.

Discover our pilot boat fleet here.

Ambulance and Paramedic Transport

Our ambulance boat “Austevolljenta” is used for ambulance transport, patient travel, transport of municipal treatment personnel, fire and rescue missions, as well search and rescue assignments. She operates in a wide area between Fedje and Espevær and is manned by a dedicaded crew 24/7. They are currently located in Storebø, Austevoll.

Austevolljenta is designed to provide high patient comfort with focus on ergonomic solutions for patients and treatment personell. The design minimizes noise, vibrations and vertical movements and at the same time ensures safe passage from front and aft decks to the treatment room. Our crew holds both maritime and paramedic competence which contributes to both safe transport operations and patient treatment.