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The Swedish Maritime Administration follows recommendations from the Public Health Authority and other relevant authorities regarding the corona virus, covid-19.

The Swedish Maritime Administration has taken several preventive measures to continue to secure both safe and secure shipping.

SAR-operations (Search and Rescue)

Our SAR-operations are continuing to function well across the country. 

Pilot operations

We are still providing pilot services as usual. If there is a suspected infection on board, it must be reported to the Coast Guard. In case of suspected infection, this must also be notified when ordering a pilot. Contact information for the pilot centers can be found here.

Ice Breaking

Our service with our Ice Breakers are still working as usual.

Swedish Hydrographic Office

The Swedish Hydrographic Office will ensure continuous delivery of navigational warnings, Notices to Mariners and Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) with minimized disruption. This includes all deliveries of updated navigational products necessary for the establishment of the new routeing measures in Skagerrak and Kattegat, which will become into force 1 July 2020.

Swedish Seaman's Service

All Seamans clubs are currently closed. Transport service is also closed for the time beeing. For further questions, please contact the local station via phone or e-mail. 


The Swedish Maritime Administration continues its ongoing work with various types of risk assessments for its operations, and has continuous contact with other authorities.

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