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.
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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.
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)
NCA will build the world’s first ship tunnel
It is now formally stated that Stad Ship Tunnel is part of the Norwegian National Transport Plan (NTP) in the period of 2018 to 2029. This paves the way for the Norwegian Coastal Administration efforts to build the world's first full-scale ship tunnel.
Maritime Safety Analysis 2015
The NCA elaborated the report Maritime Safety in Norwegian Waters 2015 - 2040. The analysis was given to The Norwegain Department of Transport and Communications. It is an important basis for further work on maritime safety, both nationally and internationally.
The pubication serves as a fundament for decisionmaking on future martime safety in Norwegain waters, and on how to prioritize and scale activites and measures to meet future maritime traffic and new technologies.
Increased oil spill preparedness in ice-filled waters
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has signed a contract for the delivery of more resilient oil containment booms for use in ice-filled waters.
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