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Pilot boarding a ship

All ships using pilotservice provided by the Swedish National Maritime Admininstration are requested to have pilot ladders rigged in strict accordance with SOLAS and International Marine Pilots Association (refer IMPA Pilot Ladder Arrangement Plan) requirements. 

Where the vessel's freeboard exceeds 9 metres, requiring a combination pilot ladder arrangement, the lower platform of the fixed ladder must be horizontal, about 6 metres above the water and be secured to the ship's side. The manropes and pilot ladder must be secured to the ship's side about one point five (1.5) metres above the fixed platform.

 Large picture boarding arrangements

Pilot Area Göteborg

Vessels are requested to provide a good lee and maintain a speed of eight (8) knots when embarking or disembarking the pilot. The bottom of the pilot ladder shall be two (2) meters above the water. In winterseason, when ice situation requires smaller pilot boats, (1.5) meter is more suitable.

Vessel will be boarded at the following positions

(For navigation use corrected charts)


Pilotstation Boardingposition Position
Göteborg Boarding #1
S of Trubaduren lighthouse
N 57 34,5 
E 11 38,8
Göteborg Boarding #2
WSW of Vinga Island
N 57 37,0
E 11 31,9
Göteborg Boarding #3
W of Vinga "approach light buoy" "
N 57 38,8 
E 11 32,5

W of Vinga
N 57 38,5
E 11 29,9

S of berth 520
N 57 41,18
E 11 52,12
Rivö Fjord

At center of Rivö Fjord
N 57 40,2
E 11 47,6


Source: Swedish charts and "IMPA recommendations"

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