Here you can find contact details to all five VTS centres in Norway.
Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is an international service that is managed in Norway by the Norwegian Coastal Administration to improve safety at sea and protect the environment. The maritime traffic control centres prevent incidents and accidents by monitoring and regulating ship traffic in defined areas along the Norwegian coast.
New Maritime Traffic Regulations for VTS Areas
New Norwegian regulations on the use of Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) areas and the use of specific waters came into effect from October 1st, 2015.
Merging all ship reporting obligations into one regulation
From January 1st, 2016, all ship reporting obligations pursuant to the Harbour Act will become available in one common regulation. The new ship reporting regulation will provide an easier overview of ship reporting obligations and which ship reporting obligations are applicable at any given time.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration operates five Vessel Traffic Service Centres that monitor and regulate vessel traffic along the Norwegian coast.
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.
Store fremskritt innen maritim innovasjon
Innovasjonskonferansen e-nav.no er nå i sitt fjerde år. På Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo 7. september fikk 140 deltakere fra maritim industri, myndigheter og forskningsmiljøer et fullpakket program – 22 foredrag om siste nytt fra norsk utvikling, testing og innføring av e-navigasjonstjenester i maritim sektor. Konferansen presenterte en næring i stor endring.
Norge først ute med selvgående skip
Verdens første elektriske, selvkjørende containerskip skal nå bygges av Yara i samarbeid med Kongsberg Maritime. På Innovasjonskonferansen 7. september fikk deltakere høre mer om pioneerskipet «Yara Birkeland» som planlegger sin første seilas allerede i 2018.
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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.
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