The safety fee is authorised by Act no. 19 of 17 April 2009 relating to ports and fairways (Section 24).
|VTS centre||Vessels subject to fees (2021)||Basis of calculation||Fee per call to port||Annual fee|
|Horten (Oslo Fjord)||Vessels with a maximum length of 70 metres or more in the traffic control centre's area of operation, see Section 1 of the Regulations. Certain vessels and sailings are exempt, see section 5 of the Regulations.||GT||
NOK 0.12 for additional calls in the VTS area
|Brevik (Grenland)||Gas tankers that load or unload north of a straight line through the northernmost point at Mølen and the northernmost point at Såsteinen, see section 4, subsection 2 .||Cubic metres||NOK 5,00||Not possible|
Kvitsøy (Rogaland): Rogaland in general
Vessels with a maximum length of 70 metres or more in the traffic control centre's area of operation, see section 4, subsection 1 of the Regulations. Certain vessels and sailings are exempt, see section 5 of the Regulations
NOK 0.18 (NOK 0.04 for additional calls in the VTS area)
NOK 1.08(NOK 0.27 for additional calls in the VTS area)
|Fedje (Sture og Mongstad)||Vessels that carry hazardous or pollutive cargo and call at Statoil's port terminals at Sture and Mongstad, see section 4, subsection 3.||GT||
Safety fees are collected pursuant to:
The safety fee is authorized by the Ports and FairwayAct: Lov 17. april 2009 nr. 19 om havner og farvann, § 24 (in Norwegian only).
Safety fees for the Oslo Fjord and Rogaland shall be paid every time a vessel passes the outer boundary of the area subject to fees and sails into the area subject to fees. The safety fee is valid for one call to port. Vessels with additional calls, or calls operating within the area subject to fees must pay around 1/4 of the safety fee each time the vessel calls to port, mooring or anchorage within the area subject to fees.
The safety fee is paid for each call to port in the area and is included on the invoice for approach to the port. The annual fee corresponds to 50 calls to port.
Vessels shorter than 70 metres are exempted from paying safety fee.
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