The strike among the pilots in the Oslofjord, and the 103 pilot boat skippers in the country is over, After agreement with YS Stat, LO Stat and Akademikerne in wage negotiations in the public secotr.
The parties reached an agreement during the night of 2. June.
For NCA, all pilots in the Oslofjord have been out on strike in about a week, while the pilot boat skippers were taken out when the strike was stepped up.
NCA is now working hard to get the situation back to a normal, and to catch up with pilotage that has been on hold through the strike. Yesterday, Friday 1. June, reported the pilot mastsers that they expect to go smoothly into normal operation if /when the strike was called off.
Mercury in seafood around U-864
The mercury content of fish and shellfish found around the U-864 off western Norway is no higher than in marine life along the rest of the Norwegian coast.
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.
Aiming to fight oil spills with water
Establishing whether water can replace chemicals in cleaning up oil slicks has moved a step closer after tests at the Norwegian centre for testing of oil spill response equipment in Horten south of Oslo.
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.
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