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.
New AIS basestations strengthen maritime traffic monitoring on Svalbard
On September 13, 2019, the Norwegian Coastal Administration deployed a new AIS (Automatic Identification System) basestation on the island of Prins Karls Forland, west of Spitsbergen. This basestation is powered by solar and wind energy, and is the first of its kind in an area without infrastructure.
Contact information for transition of sector lights to IALA Standard
Below you will find contact information to persons who can answer questions on the transition of sector lights to IALA standards.
Russian nuclear power plant without fuel to be transported along the Norwegian coastline
The transport of the Russian floating nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" started Friday the 27th of April from St. Petersburg heading to Murmansk. The nuclear power plant will not have nuclear fuel on board during transport, but the Norwegian Coastal Administration and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Agency will nevertheless follow the transport closely along the Norwegian coast.
Fees for 2018: Reduction in Safety Fees and moderate increase in Pilotage Fee
The fees for 2018 set by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, are noticeably lower than 2017. For 2018, safety fees are reduced by 8.5 per cent on average and the pilot readiness fee is increased by 1.9 per cent on average.
Historical response exercise in Skagerrak
An increase in incidents involving chemical spills spills, previous incidents and an increased maritime traffic forms the backdrop for the largest oil and chemical pollution exercise ever held in Norway.
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