Swedish Maritime Administration

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Pilot boat belonging to the Swedish Maritime Administration

The Swedish Maritime Administration (Swedish: Sjöfartsverket) is the Government agency in Sweden which provides services to the transport sector by keeping the sea lanes open and safe. The agency is to a certain degree financed through fees levied on commercial shipping.

The main services of the Maritime Administration include: pilotage, maintenance of marine fairways, ice-breaking, hydrographics, maritime search and rescue. It also maintains the lighthouses and other aids to navigation of Sweden.[1] Until 1 January 2009, it also was responsible for maritime safety inspection. Seagoing vessels navigating the Baltic Sea must meet certain Ice class requirement.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Sweden: Tanum Area (Northern Bohuslän)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 

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