The Norwegian Coastal Administration is headed by the Director General, and the head office is the agency's highest governing body.
The regions perform operative and common tasks on behalf of the Director General. The Norwegian Coastal Administration's shipping company acts as an internal contractor and is part of the national preparedness for acute pollution.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has nine operative units: five regions, the shipping company, the Pilot Service, the Centre for Emergency Responce and the head office. The agency has around 50 operative units.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has around 1000 employees in total, and around 700 of these employees are engaged in operative activities.
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
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