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The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA), ISO 9001-certified since 2003, provides deep sea pilotage in the water area between Sweden and Denmark and in the Baltic Sea.

Swedish pilots, employed by SMA, provide a high quality, safe and efficient pilotage service in order to minimize risks for the shipping industry.

The Swedish Maritime Administration’s Pilots have:

  • Knowledge of all the TSS in the area.
  • Ice knowledge.
  • Information about weather, water levels and ice conditions.

As the first pilot organisation in the Baltic Sea area SMA introduced a complete IMO-based training program following IMO resolution A.480. The task for these certified pilots is to manage large vessels while they are in transit and to ensure that the risk of a maritime or environmental disaster is kept to a minimum.