The Norwegian Coastal Administration is both user financed and financed over 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 and Communications.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration's most important tasks are:
- Development and maintenance of fairways and fishing ports
- Aids to navigation services
- Vessel Traffic Services
- Pilot services
- Reporting services and navigational warnings and services
- National preparedness against acute pollution
- Exercising maritime legislation
- Transport planning
- Port Facility Security (ISPS)
The main objective of the NCA is to ensure safe and efficient navigation in the fairways along the coast and into ports, as well as national preparedness for acute pollution.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration participates in coastal planning and exercises authority pursuant to the Harbour and Fairway Act and Pilotage Act, as well as parts of the Pollution Act, Svalbard Environmental Act, and Planning and Building Act.
In order to solve these national tasks, the Norwegian Coastal Administration cooperates widely with other public agencies that are responsible for safety, transport and preparedness in related areas. The Norwegian Coastal Administration also participates actively in international work in our areas of specialisation.
Our activities encompass the maritime sector of the National Transport Plan (NTP), as well as exercising authority and administrative tasks related to the laws and regulations for ports, fairways and compulsory pilotage.
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.
Introducing New Regulations for Pilot Bookings
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for requesting marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ‒ Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
Undergoing final Quality Assurance
The final quality assurance phase, referred to as KS2, began in September 2017 and will be completed in late spring of 2018.
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 maelstroms 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.
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