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The tugboat requirements are intended as guidance for ordering tugboats upon arrival/departure with pilot in the Stockholm Pilot Area

Hallstavik Hargshamn Forsmark
Stockholm & Kapellskär

The pilot decide together with the ship's master from case to case if a planned manouvre can be done with sufficient safety margins.

The requirements mimimize risk for delays and additional fees due to short notice for tugs. There are specifications for the ports in the area and the normal number of tugs to be used.

Application for exemption from tugboat requirements:

  • Application for exemption from requirements shall be made in good time prior to arrival
  • Application is to be made personally by ship's master
  • Application is to be sent by email to Area manager or Pilot dispatch center
  • Evaluation for exemption will be made on arrival with required tugs
  • Exemption may be granted after evaluation
  • Exemption will be personal for Ship's master and time limited
  • Exemption will be specified regarding berths and may have conditions

Exemptions issued before January 1st 2008 are invalid

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