Compulsory Pilotage
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Master and Pilot
Exchange Card


Application for
SE Alaska Pilotage


VLCS Report NOR Bliss


Ward Cove Report

Pilot Ladders


Tongass Narrows
Waterway Guide

Southeast Alaska
Waterway Guide

Cruise Ship Routes
in Sitka Sound

Tracy Arm/Endicott
Arm Agreement

Maritime Security

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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.


Business Hours
Daily  0900 - 1700

After Hours On-Call 907.225.9696



2021-2022 SEAPA Board of Directors
Capt. Frank Didier, President
Capt. Mark Lundamo, Vice-President
Capt. John Herring, Secretary
Capt. Eric Collins
Capt. Doug Sturm
Capt. Levi Benedict
Capt. Paul Merrill


The 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.


The 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 waters.

Dispatchers are on duty at 907-225-9696
24 hours a day, 7 days a week year-round

Southeast Alaska Pilots' Association
1621 Tongass Avenue, Suite 300
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
ph. 907-225-9696
fax 907-247-9696


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