King Abdullah Port provides pilotage on a 24/7 basis, which is compulsory for all vessels of 500gt or more. Details of the service are contained in the Pilotage Directions, as published in the Admiralty List of Radio Signals.
King Abdullah Port regulates commercial vessels within its area of jurisdiction and is responsible for the navigational safety and traffic regulation of all vessels bound to and from the Port.
All vessels arriving at or sailing from King Abdullah Port, or on passage through the Deep Water Approach Channel, must report to the port Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) and comply with VTS rules. The Reporting Procedures and VTS Rules are set in the General Directions for Navigation and published in the Admiralty List of Radio Signals.