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 navigational warnings, 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.
Soon ISPS-ships can report electronically before arriving all Norwegian port facilities
From the 7th of April ISPS-ships shall provide pre-arrival information to all port facilities electronically through the ship reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway.
Testing clean-up preparedness off Svalbard
A recent planning conference has set objectives for an oil spill response exercise planned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) in cooperation with the governor of Svalbard.
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.
The Russian vessel MV Petrozavodsk grounded outside of Bjørnøya on 11 May 2009 at around 05:00.
The cargo vessel MV Crete Cement grounded near Aspond outside Fagerstrand on the morning of 19 November 2008.
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