e-navigation is a global strategy developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to facilitate digital, automatic and seamless exchange of information between ships and ship and shore. e-navigation will provide smarter, easier and more efficient communication for the maritime sector worldwide. A global Strategy Implementation Plan for e-navigation approved by IMO in November 2014.
e-navigation is a concept intended to secure simplified and coordinated electronic handling of information onboard and ashore in order to:
- Increase safety of navigation and the protection of the environment in coastal zones and at sea.
- Contribute to higher efficiency and reduced costs in the maritime sector.
- Facilitate the workload onboard and for shore-based functions.
- Provide a basis for improved contingency services.
Changes in local restrictions for use of Pilot Exemption Certificate
As of January 1st, 2017, Annex 3 of the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations has been updated. This will result in changes in local restrictions for the use of Pilot Exemption Certificate in several locations on the west and north coast of Norway.
You can now work offline in SafeSeaNet Norway
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has introduced a new spreadsheet, which makes it easier to prefill ship and arrival information offline before sending it in SafeSeaNet Norway. The spreadsheet can be filled out at any time, and does not require an internet connection.
Largest-ever oil cleanup exercise in Svalbard
“We conclude that we reached the goals we had set for ourselves for the exercise, and now we will go through the learning points and what we should practice more.”
Successful skimmer tests
The latest tests of its oil skimmer in Norway have brought FORU-Solution of the Netherlands a step closer to making deliveries to the USA.
Pilot Exemption Certificate – General exams now available for offshore navigators
Navigators that sail between supply bases on the Norwegian mainland and North Sea offshore installations can now apply for PEC-exam specifically for offshore-bases.
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