Pilotage areas and pilot boarding positions

Pilot boarding positions and fairways subject to compulsory pilotage

A total of 42 pilot boarding positions are located in Finnish waterways. When entering Finnish waters, vessels that are subject to compulsory pilotage may not pass a pilot boarding position until a pilot has boarded the vessel. The pilot boarding areas are listed on Traficom’s website »

Pilotage areas

Finland’s waterways and the area of Saimaa have been divided into four separate pilotage areas.

 

Bay of Bothnia pilotage area (1)

Ilkka Sipilä, District Manager, ilkka.sipila(at)finnpilot.fi

Pilot stations:

  • Bay of Bothnia pilot station (Oulu)
  • Kokkola pilot station

Substations:

  • Ajos substation(Kemi)
  • Marjaniemi substation(Oulu, Hailuoto)
  • Raahe substation
  • Vaasa substation
  • Leppäluoto substation (Pietarsaari)
Archipelago-Bothnian Sea pilotage area (2)

Ari Saari, District Manager, ari.saari(at)finnpilot.fi

Pilot stations:

  • Archipelago Sea pilot station (Turku)
  • Rauma pilot station
  • Pori pilot station (Mäntyluoto)

Substations:

  • Pori substation (Kallo)
  • Kaskinen substation
  • Maarianhamina substation
  • Uusikaupunki substation
  • Utö substation
  • Isokari substation
Helsinki pilotage area (3)

Jukka Ketonen, District Manager, jukka.ketonen(at)finnpilot.fi

Pilot stations:

  • Helsinki pilot station
  • Hanko pilot station

Substations:

  • Porkkala substation
  • Emäsalo substation
Kotka-Saimaa pilotage area (4)

Sami Saarinen, District Manger, sami.saarinen(at)finnpilot.fi

Pilot station:

  • Kotka pilot station
  • Lappeenranta pilot station
  • Savonlinna pilot station

Substation:

  • Orrengrund substation
  • Puumala substation
  • Vuokala substation
Kotka pilotage area (5)

Sami Saarinen, District Chief Pilot, sami.saarinen(at)finnpilot.fi

Pilot station:

  • Kotka pilot station

Substation:

  • Orrengrund substation

Saimaa pilotage area (6)

Marko Jaaranen, District Chief Pilot, marko.jaaranen(at)finnpilot.fi

Pilot stations:

  • Lappeenranta pilot station
  • Savonlinna pilot station

Substations:

  • Puumala substation
  • Vuokala substation