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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. 

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. 

Source: Swedish charts and "IMPA recommendations"

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