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Coastal Administration's main tasks

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is both user financed and financed through the state budget. Tasks are assigned to the Norwegian Coastal Administration through the state budget and an annual allocation letter is received from the Norwegian Ministry of Transport.

The Norwegian Coastal Administration's most important tasks are:

  • Development and maintenance of fairways
  • Aids to navigation services
  • Vessel traffic services
  • Pilot services
  • Reporting services and navigational warning 
  • National preparedness against acute pollution
  • Transport planning
  • Port Facility Security (ISPS)

The activities includes the maritime sector of the National Transport Plan (NTP), as well as government and administrative tasks related to laws and regulations for ports, fairways and pilotage obligations.

In order to solve these national tasks, the NCA collaborates extensively with other public agencies with responsibility for safety, transport and emergency preparedness in the adjacent area. The NCA is also an active partner in international work within our fields.


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