Many of the permanent navigational aids along the coast are automated and unmanned. It is therefore important that mariners notify the Norwegian Coastal Administration of any irregularities in the navigational installations.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration operates several information services and reporting systems for vessels. Information about these services and systems is available here.
Navigational warning system (NAVCO)
As the national coordinator for the NAVCO service, the Norwegian Coastal Administration is responsible for transmitting navigational warnings of incidents and conditions at sea that can affect the navigational conditions for mariners.
NAVAREA XIX Warnings
NAVAREA warnings will be broadcast twice daily at the following times: NAVAREA XIX (AOR-E) at 0630UTC and 1830UTC.
SafeSeaNet Norway is an internet based maritime single window reporting system to enable vessels to provide mandatory notifications to Norwegian governmental authorities and ports in electronic form.
Preparing for increased shipping in the high North
The Norwegian Coastal Administration is already starting measures this year to increase the safety at sea around Svalbard. It is occurring as a result of an expected increase in traffic in the waters around the archipelago.
Reports and documents
U-864 is the most extensively studied and surveyed wreck in Norwegian history. Relevant reports and documents can be found here.
Photos and video of U-864
The extensive surveys and studies that have been conducted in connection with U-864 contain a wealth of photos, technical drawings, illustrations and video footage.
U-864: Timeline of work on surveys and studies
The German submarine U-864 was found by the Norwegian Navy in March 2003.
Installing a counter fill on the seabed in 2016
In autumn 2015, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will install a counter fill on the slope by the bow section of U-864 because geotechnical surveys show that the area is highly unstable.
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