IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) approved the e-navigation Strategy Implementation Plan (SIP) in November 2014.
The SIP provides a framework and a road map of tasks that would need to be implemented or conducted in the future to give effect to five prioritized e-navigation solutions:
- improved, harmonized and user-friendly bridge design;
- means for standardized and automated reporting;
- improved reliability, resilience and integrity of bridge equipment and navigation information;
- integration and presentation of available information in graphical displays received via communication equipment; and
- improved communication of vessel traffic services (VTS) Service Portfolio (not limited to VTS stations).
A number of tasks have been identified for development and completion during the period 2015 to 2019.
The MSC approved Guidelines on Harmonization of test beds reporting, aimed at harmonizing the way the results of testbeds are reported to the Organization.
Improved risk assesments in the Arctic
Sailing and operating in Arctic waters poses more risks than in other regions. Untill now, operators have lacked a proper common tool for risk assessments that includes these specific Arctic Risk Influencing Factors (ARIFs). The Norwegian Coastal Administration has lead an international cooperation to develop such a tool - a tool that will increase maritime safety in the Arctic Region.
Webinar about COSRVA
Welcome to webinar about COSRVA on Monday April 27th.
Will recommend oil protection equipment and methods for new low-sulphur fuel types
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will over the next two years work with partners in Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Malta to find what responses will work best in the event of an oil spill of low sulphur fuel.
New digital routes available at routeinfo.no
112 new digital routes and waypoints are now available for vessels planning port calls from Haugesund to Stad in Western Norway. Routeinfo.no provides quality-assured sailing routes and route information for mariners.
Fees for 2020: Reduction in Safety Fees and increase in Pilotage Fee
The Safety Fees are reduced by 2.7 per cent on average. The Pilotage Service Fee and Pilotage Readiness Fee are increased by 4.3 per cent, while the Pilot Exemption Certificate Fee is increased by 2.3 per cent.
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