Navigating the waterways

Finnish Transport Agency instructions to mariners

31.10.2011 The channel depth practice in Finland - principles and implementation

31.10.2011 Fairway terminology

4/20.10.2009 Telemedical Assistance Service (TMAS) to be transferred to MRCC/MRSCs

3/20.10.2009 Act on Enhancing the Competitiveness of Ships engaged in Sea Transport

14/20.12.2005 Guidelines for the application of the Finnish-Swedish ice class rules

11/2005 Vessel Traffic Service Act and Decree

Channel depth practice in Finland

The instruction on the channel depth practice in Finland published by the Finnish Transport Agency includes draught concepts associated with channels, the principles for interpreting these concepts, estimating the required gross underkeel clearance and for indicating channel depths in nautical charts.

The channel depth practice in Finland - principles and implementation

The squat calculation programme is an instrument for calculation of squat as a function of its speed in any cross section of the channel. 

Instructions for use of the squat calculation programme

Squat calculation (xlsm)

Navigation in the Saimaa Canal and Lake Saimaa

Information about navigation in the Saimaa Canal and Lake Saimaa

Pilotage in the Saimaa Canal and Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa Harbours

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