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Pilots’ knowledge of the route can be demonstrated in a ship simulator

Press release 04.02.2021 13.45 fi sv en

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When a pilot licence or pilotage exemption certificate needs to be renewed, pilots can demonstrate fully their knowledge of the route through training in a ship simulator.

The Government issued a decree on the matter on 4 February 2021. The decree is temporary and valid from 8 February to 30 June 2021.

It may be necessary to carry out training voyages in a ship simulator when ordinary pilotage assignments or training voyages are not possible during the COVID-19 epidemic due to reduced traffic on a route, restrictions aiming to maintain health security or other compelling reasons associated with the epidemic.

Inquiries

Irja Vesanen-Nikitin, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 40 544 9673

Katja Peltola, Senior Officer, tel. +358 50 530 2175