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Vessel sizes and Permitted Maximum Draught in meters.
Oxelösund/Bråviken area for piloted vessels.

Edition:2019-07-03

This page compiles the maximum dimensions and margins that, from experience, may be piloted with an acceptable safety. This presupposes normal conditions in the various fairways/ports within Oxelösund/Bråviken, Stockholm pilot area.

The specified values apply to mean sea level. Please note that during spring and early summer water levels often can be below mean sea level for an extended period.

Unless otherwise specified, it is assumed that the vessels have normal, good technical standard and maneuvrability. It also requires that local tugboat restrictions are followed.

Reservations are made for example visibility, ice and wind conditions, which temporarily restricts the possibilities for a safe pilotage.

Exceptionally, larger dimensions may be permitted, under favorable external conditions, for ships with high technical standard and excellent maneuverability.

It is always the pilot who finally decides whether the circumstances are such that pilotage can be performed.

Ship's agents are always recommended to obtain initial reply for vessels on or near a maximum dimension in good time. At that time, information about equipment and standards that may affect the ship's maneuverability should be provided.

The Swedish Maritime Administration reserves the right to change the data in this compilation without prior notice.

Abbreviations:    
        UKC. Under Keel Clearance
in meters.
        PMD. Permitted Maximum Draught in meters.
        LOA. Length Over All in meters.
        B. Breadth in meters.
        QL. Quay Length in meters.
        MGMF. Very Good
Maneuverability
(Pitch/bow thruster
and spec. rudder
arrangement).
 NR. Nautical Councill.

 
 


Vessel sizes and Permitted Maximum Draught in meters. for the Oxelösund port area

       PMD.         UKC.   
  Kränkan  -  Vinterklasen    15,5 4,5

 

OXELÖSUND MAIN PORT

  Oxelösund main port Quay 9 ½ - 11
  • Max vessels may be moved along the quay in the dark.
  • When moving the ship along the quayside required only one pilot even on the ships on arrival / departure requires two pilots.

 

Quay 11.      PMD.         UKC. 
  QL = 105 m      12,6*  0,7
 * Temporary change of PMD see UFS 13997
  Max vessels (m)   Distance to other vessels when 
  maneuvering 
  Darkness 
   230 x 43 - 250 x 45    According to CLO decision (quayside 9.5 and 10 free)   No
   230 x 33 - 250 x 43     At least 190 m No
  200 x 33 - 230 x 43    At least 140 m No [1]
  185 x 30 - 200 x 33    At least 90 m Yes
  185 x 28 - 200 x 30    At least 70 m Yes
  150 x 28 - 185 x 28    At least 40 m [2] Yes
< 150 x 28   Safe distance Yes

 
[1] Can arrive or depart in darkness if no vessel at berth 9½ and 10.
[2] On departure, the distance to other vessels can be decreased to 20 meters if vessels breadths are max 15 meters.

Quay 10.      PMD.         UKC. 
  QL= 250 m      12,3**  0,7

*/     12,8 meter draft at the berth.
        15,5 meter draft 5 meter from the berth( fender pontoon ).

** Temporary change of PMD see UFS 13997

Quay 9½.      PMD.         UKC. 
  QL= 138 m      11,3**  0,7

**/   11,3 meter draft at the berth.
        15,5 meter draft 5 meter from the berth( fender pontoon ).
 

  Max vessels (m)   Distance to other vessels when maneuvering    Darkness 
230 x 43 - 250 x 45   At least 40 m No
145 x 33 - 230 x 43   At least 40 m Yes
130 x 33 - 145 x 33   At least 30 m Yes
< 130 x 33   Safe distance Yes

 

Quay 8.      PMD.         UKC. 
  QL= 138 m      7,4***  0,6

***/ In the inner corner less water, but the ship does not reach there.
        RORO - ramp width = 7.5 m. The distance quay line - center RORO ramp = 10 meters.

  Max vessels (m)   Distance to other vessels when maneuvering    Darkness 
     
170 x 28   Yes
     

 

Quay 7.      PMD.         UKC. 
  QL= 100 m     8,6*   0,6

* Temporary change of PMD see UFS 13997

Quay 4 - 6.      PMD.         UKC. 
  QL= 245 m    7,7* 0,6

 * Temporary change of PMD see UFS 13997

Quay 3.      PMD.         UKC. 
  QL= 148 m    7,2* 0,6

 * Temporay change of PMD see UFS 13997

  Max vessels (m)   Vessels at quay 8    Distance to other vessels when maneuvering    Darkness 
  185 x 33 - 230 x 33  No  At least 40 m [1] No
  175 x 28 - 185 x 33  No  At least 40 m [1] Yes
  145 x 25 - 175 x 28  Yes  At least 40 m [2] Yes
  130 x 25 - 145 x 25  Yes  At least 30 m Yes
< 130 x 25 Yes   Safe distance Yes

[1] No passage of other vessels lying at berth 3-8

[2] No passage of other vessels lying at berth 3-8 greater than 170 x 28

WIND AND SIGHT RESTRICTIONS FOR MAIN PORT OF OXELÖSUND.

Max size of vessel (m)  

  Wind  

  Sight

230 x 43 - 250 x 45

In mean wind speeds between 6-9 m/s, the Maritime Administration will make an assessment of the relevant vessel's possibilities to safely maneuver and navigate in port and fairway.  This assessment is based on whether the vessel is familiar with the pilot area from earlier, the wind direction, whether it is day or night, and other factors affecting the vessel's performance. The evaluation will be made as early as possible, but since factors can change quickly, decisions may be made during piloting.
The Maritime Administration will not commence piloting assignments in mean wind speeds exceeding 9 m/s.

  > 2 NM 

230 x 33 - 250 x 43

In mean wind speeds between 9-11 m/s, the Maritime Administration will make an assessment of the relevant vessel's possibilities to safely maneuver and navigate in port and fairway.  This assessment is based on whether the vessel is familiar with the pilot area from earlier, the wind direction, whether it is day or night, and other factors affecting the vessel's performance. The evaluation will be made as early as possible, but since factors can change quickly, decisions may be made during piloting.
The Maritime Administration will not commence piloting assignments in mean wind speeds exceeding 11 m/s. 

  > 2 NM 

185 x 33 - 230 x 33

In mean wind speeds between 11-13 m/s, the Maritime Administration will make an assessment of the relevant vessel's possibilities to safely maneuver and navigate in port and fairway.  This assessment is based on whether the vessel is familiar with the pilot area from earlier, the wind direction, whether it is day or night, and other factors affecting the vessel's performance. The evaluation will be made as early as possible, but since factors can change quickly, decisions may be made during piloting.
The Maritime Administration will not commence piloting assignments in mean wind speeds exceeding 13 m/s.

   > 2 NM 

   < 185

The Maritime Administration will make an assessment of the relevant vessel's possibilities to safely maneuver and navigate in port and fairway.  This assessment is based on whether the vessel is familiar with the pilot area from earlier, the wind direction, whether it is day or night, and other factors affecting the vessel's performance. The evaluation will be made as early as possible, but since factors can change quickly, decisions may be made during piloting.

Acceptable sight according to judgement done by ships master and pilot.

Observing the wind and visibility will be based on SMHI's forecasts for the area southwest of Hävringe

(N58 30 E17 08) and real-time measurements from Vinterklasen ViVa station* .

 * ViVa - Maritime Administration's Wind and Water applications (iPhone, Android, and Windows).

Updated: 2019-07-03