The Pilot Dispatch Center and pilotage zones

Finnpilot’s Pilot Dispatch Centre, located on Kansakoulukuja in Helsinki, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round. The Pilot Dispatch Centre serves all parties that require pilotage services. A binding request for a pilot is made three hours prior to the vessel’s arrival at the pilot station upon entry into Finnish waters, and two hours prior to the intended departure from a Finnish port.

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The Finnish coastline and Saimaa waters are divided into three pilotage zones: Southern, Eastern and Western pilotage zones.

LÄNSI ITÄ ETELÄ Ajos OULU Marjaniemi Raahe KOKKOLA Leppäluoto Vaasa Kaskinen PORI Kallo RAUMA Uusikaupunki Isokari TURKU HELSINKI Maarianhamina HANKO Utö Porkkala Puumala Vuokala Emäsalo SAVONLINNA LAPPEENRANTA KOTKA Orrengrund
Southern pilotage zone

Helsinki pilotage area (Emäsalo, Helsinki, Porkkala) and Hanko

Eastern pilotage zone

Kotka pilotage area (Orrengrund, Haapasaari and Santio) and Saimaa

Western pilotage zone

Archipelago Sea pilotage area (Turku, Utö, Isokari and Maarianhamina)
Bothnian Sea pilotage area (Rauma, Pori, Kristiinankaupunki and Kaskinen)
Bay of Bothnia pilotage area (Vaasa, Pietarsaari, Kokkola, Kalajoki, Raahe, Oulu, Kemi and Tornio)

Southern pilotage zone

Helsinki pilotage area (Emäsalo, Helsinki, Porkkala) and Hanko

Eastern pilotage zone

Kotka pilotage area (Orrengrund, Haapasaari and Santio) and Saimaa

Western pilotage zone

Archipelago Sea pilotage area (Turku, Utö, Isokari and Maarianhamina)
Bothnian Sea pilotage area (Rauma, Pori, Kristiinankaupunki and Kaskinen)
Bay of Bothnia pilotage area (Vaasa, Pietarsaari, Kokkola, Kalajoki, Raahe, Oulu, Kemi and Tornio)