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 (2019)||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 0.11 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 0.17 (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.
From 1st of January 2017 vessels shorter than 70 metres are exempted from paying safety fee.
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.
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.
Improved Port Service in SafeSeaNet Norway
On Thursday 28th of September 2017, improved port services will become available in the national ship reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway. The updates will enable ships and agents to communicate digitally with Norwegian ports and port facilities.
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