The Cadet-PEC arrangement allows a navigator to attend the function as officer in charge of the watch inside Norwegian waters without a ordinary PEC. This can only be done on the Captains discretion, who is responsible for systematic training of the Cadet-PEC holder. The Cadet-PEC is only valid for three years and cannot be renewed thereafter.
Class 1 PEC
Class 1 is ment for use on board vessels larger than the restrictions given for Class 2 PECs. Experienced navigators may be eligible to apply for a Class 1 PEC.
Class 2 PEC
Class 2 is meant for use on board vessels up to 150m. Some areas have higher risks and therefore local length-restrictions apply. Different length restrictions apply to Class 2 and Class 1 PECs. Class 1 is for the largest vessels. A pilot conducts the PEC exams for Class 2 PEC.
Class 3 PEC
Class 3 PECs are restricted to be used on board vessels that; are no longer than 100m, are fitted with an ECDIS system and don't use heavy fuel oils for propulsion. The ship may not use the Class 3 PEC while carrying dangerous or hazardous cargoes. A PEC-assessor (not a pilot) conducts the exams for class 3 PECs.
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
New maritime traffic regulations from April 1st.
The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications has laid down a new maritime traffic regulation. This will enter into force on 1 of April and will replace the current regulations. The new maritime traffic regulations are largely a continuation of existing regulations, but with some important changes.
Seeking new technology to secure GNSS signals
Would you like to help develop new support tools for the pilot service? Then you should join the dialogue conference on 28 September.
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.
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.
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