ferran port services ltd.

Pilot Boat ServiceA wholly owned sister company, Ferran Port Services Ltd. [FPS] was established in 1989 for the sole purpose of running a dedicated pilot boat service for Belfast Harbour Commission.

F.P.S has operated the contract since 1989. Prior to this, David Ferran & Sons [DFS] maintained the service for 10 years.
This operation holds accreditation to ISO  9001:2008 and BS OHAS 18001:2007.

Ferran Port Services are responsible for the day-to-day operation, manning and maintenance of the three pilot boats forming the pilotage fleet for the port of Belfast.

All three boats PB2, PB3 and PB4 are Halmatic Nelson 44s.

The long association with VT Halmatic & Volvo Penta is the result of many years of involvement in the specification, procurement, maintenance and refitting of this small but important fleet.
Ferran Port Services Ltd.is a recognised training centre by the Royal Yachting Association

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River Management Team

Established in 2012 by Justin Ferran & Vivien Ferran this additional business currently employs six qualified Boatmen and two office administrators. FMSL supplies and manages a River Management Team for the Department of Social Development who work on the River lagan & at the Lagan Weir in the centre of Belfast. Operating to accredited ISO 9001:2008 and BS OHAS 18001:2007 standards.


Head Office: 028 9032 5751