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.
New AIS satellite launched
The new Norwegian satellite NorSat-3, launched successfully on April 29 2021. It will improve monitoring vessel traffic in Norwegian vast sea areas.
A New Proposal for Revised Maritime Traffic Regulations
On behalf of the Ministry of Transport the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) have prepared a proposal for revised Maritime Traffic Regulations.
Eemslift Hendrika towed to safe harbour
A lot happened during some hectic hours last night, Wednesday 7th of April. First, the Norwegian Coastal Administration mobilized according to their contingency plan against acute pollution. Salvage crews managed to get on board the drifting vessel Eemslift Hendrika and to connect it to the two tugboats, and the vessel is now being towed to harbour in Ålesund.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration is working on salvaging Eemslift Hendrika
There is still a risk that the ship may capsize and pose an environmental hazard.
New regulation on Svalbard
On 12 March 2021, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications laid down a new regulation on ports and fairways on Svalbard. From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
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