The regulatory framework for safety at sea and maritime transport is formulated to a great extent internationally, and binding international cooperation and the international development of regulations are of great importance to safety at sea in Norwegian waters.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration participates in a number of international forums through the tasks and responsibilities that lie with the agency as the national authority in its specialized areas.
e-navigasjon er en global strategi utviklet i regi av FNs sjøfartsorganisasjon IMO for å legge til rette for digital, automatisk og sømløs utveksling av informasjon mellom skip og mellom skip og myndigheter.
Very few countries have sufficient resources for combating oil spills and other pollution incidents on their own. Norway therefore cooperates closely with other nations on mutual assistance in the following agreements and forums:
The European Union
Developments within the EU have a direct impact on the Norwegian Coastal Administration's services, and the NCA therefore participates actively in the most important forums for safety at sea in the EU.
International Maritime Organization
The IMO is the maritime organisation of the United Nations and the most important forum for international cooperation in the area of safety at sea and the prevention of pollution at sea.
IALA is an international, non-governmental, technical organisation that seeks to harmonise maritime services and infrastructure and develop international guidelines and standards.
Norway carries out major spill response exercise
SCOPE (Skagerak Chemical Oilspill Pollution Exercise) 2017 is a joint project of the Nordic countries, co-funded by the European Union, and is organised by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA).
Improved Port Service in SafeSeaNet Norway
On Thursday 28th of September 2017, improved port services will become available in the national ship reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway. The updates will enable ships and agents to communicate digitally with Norwegian ports and port facilities.
40 Years Since the Bravo Blow Out – what has been done since then?
Many people remember the uncontrolled blow out at the “Bravo” platform in the North Sea in 1977. Some people also remember the hero of the moment, Red Adair, flown in to stop the spill. For those of us who work with emergency preparedness for oil recovery operations, the Bravo accident marks the beginning of the strengthening and development of Norwegian emergency preparedness for oil recovery operations.
World’s first wireless network at sea
Norway is the first nation in the world to implement maritime broadband communication on ships and planes in public service. The system enables exchange of information that can be crucial in limiting damage when accidents occur.
Ship tunnel project ready for next phase
The Ministry of Transport and Communications has received the result of the extensive work done by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) as commissioned by the Ministry in 2015. The delivery includes a technical pre-project, approved regulatory plans with impact assessment, and a central project management document. Thus, the project is ready for quality assurance phase 2 (KS 2)
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