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