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 basestations strengthen maritime traffic monitoring on Svalbard
On September 13, 2019, the Norwegian Coastal Administration deployed a new AIS (Automatic Identification System) basestation on the island of Prins Karls Forland, west of Spitsbergen. This basestation is powered by solar and wind energy, and is the first of its kind in an area without infrastructure.
Digital Route Service is available from Sandefjord to Haugesund
From June 3, 2019, routes and route information will be available for vessels arriving ports in Skagerrak and Rogaland. This is an extension of the Digital Route Service that was launched in the Oslofjord in 2018.
Updating Norwegian Sector Lights to Fit IALA Standards
In the period 2019 to 2025, the Norwegian Coastal Administration will be reorganizing the sectors of around 1900 sector lights in compliance with the standard defined by IALA.
Contact information for transition of sector lights to IALA Standard
Below you will find contact information to persons who can answer questions on the transition of sector lights to IALA standards.
New whistle blowing channel established
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has established a new whistleblowing channel. Employees, suppliers, external third parties and the public may report issues and concerns in a secure manner through this whistleblowing channel.
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