Setting the course

Pilotage ensures navigational safety and efficiency within Finland’s rocky fairways.

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Task and impact of pilotage

Safe fairway navigation, protection of the fragile environment

The conditions of the Finnish archipelago are among the most challenging to navigate in the world. A pilot who is familiar with local conditions provides a shipmaster with invaluable assistance to guarantee safe fairway navigation.

When a large ship enters the fairway from the open sea, it finds itself in a highly formidable environment: the fairways are narrow, the waters are shallow and rocky and there is no room for navigational errors.