The Southeast Alaska Pilotage Area covers the waters from
Dixon Entrance to Yakutat Bay and is a compulsory pilotage area.
Comprehensive marine pilotage in Southeast Alaska is provided by Southeast Alaska Pilots' Association. Pilots are licensed by the State of Alaska and
the United States Coast Guard to provide compulsory marine pilotage to all
vessels entering the waters of Southeast Alaska except those vessels
identified in Alaska Statute 08.62.180.
Daily 0900 - 1700
After Hours On-Call 907.225.9696
2021-2022 Board of Directors
Capt. Frank Didier, President
Capt. Mark Lundamo, Vice-President
Capt. John Herring, Secretary
Capt. Dale Collins
Capt. Levi Benedict
Capt. Doug Sturm
Voluntary Waterway Guide continues the
collaboration between the Pilots, US Coast Guard, Cruise Industry, Alaska
Marine Highway System, Small Passenger Vessels, Commercial Towing and Fishing
Industries, and other Waterway users to help ensure efficient and safe vessel
operations on the waters of Southeast Alaska.
Pilots were instrumental in the formation of the MSTF. We actively work
with the other stakeholders to coordinate safe traffic routes, speeds, and
separation areas to enhance safe marine operations in our shared
24 hours a day, 7 days a week year-round
Southeast Alaska Pilots' Association
1621 Tongass Avenue, Suite 300
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
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