Pilot Examination

Pilotage Exemption Certificates

Pilotage Exemption Certificates (PECs) are granted for specific fairways and specific vessels. The examination can be taken at Aboa Mare and it comprises a blank chart examination, a written examination and a simulator test.

Pilot Licences

Pilotage Licences are granted for specific fairways. The examination can be taken at Aboa Mare and it comprises a blank chart examination, a written examination and a simulator test.

Exemptions

Exemptions are granted for specific fairways or several fairways and specific vessels. Exemption from using a pilot can be granted to the Master or Officer of a vessel, the gross tonnage of which is less than 3,700 tons or to an icebreaker. The examination can be taken at Aboa Mare and it comprises a written examination and a simulator test.

Pilotage training course

Part of the training voyages may be substituted by simulator training. 50% of the required training voyages for a Pilotage Exemption Certificate can be substituted by a 3-day Pilotage Training Course. A Pilotage Training Course lasting 5 days can be used to substitute one third of the required navigation experience, and training voyages for the exemption will be substituted by simulator training.

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