Finnish transport ministry lobbies for reforms to pilotage act

A Finnish pilot boat (Photo: Kewatec)

Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has launched a project to reform the country’s Pilotage Act.

After collecting operators’ feedback, the ministry concluded that the act currently in force is considered to be “ambiguous and partly inconsistent” and thus needs to be clarified and updated to better meet current needs.

Amendments are particularly called for in the provisions concerning the certificates of competency and training of pilots.

The legislative amendments will be prepared in close cooperation with operators and experts in the sector, the ministry added.

The aim is to submit the proposal to the country’s parliament in autumn 2022 to allow the new legislation to enter into force at the start of 2023.

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