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.
See Current Conditions in Saltstraumen live on Web Camera
The NCA has established a web camera that transmits live images from Saltstraumen – one of the strongest maelstrom’s in the world. Live video transmission is an additional service to the automated current forecast, established in September 2017.
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.
Automated control of vessels using Pilot Exemption Certificates
In November the Norwegian Coastal Administration introduced a digital tool that improves and automates the process of uncovering compulsory pilotage violations. Monitoring compulsory pilotage, including the Pilot Exemption Certificate (PEC) scheme, helps ensure a high degree of safety along the coast.
Norway carries out major spill response exercise
SCOPE (Skagerak Chemical Oilspill Pollution Exercise) 2017 is a joint project of the Nordic countries, co-funded by the European Union, and is organised by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA).
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.
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