In order to obtain a PEC you need to create an application in SafeSeaNet Norway and conduct a PEC-exam.
Apply for a PEC in SafeSeaNet Norway
You need to be logged into SafeSeaNet Norway to apply for and view your PEC.
You can apply for the following:
- A PEC (*)
- A Cadet PEC (if you never had one before)
- Add vessels
- Add fairways
- Renewal your PEC
*= Class 3 PECs don’t need an application, a PEC-assessor takes care of the needed forms and reports. When you have acquired a Class 3 PEC, you must create applications to renew it and add vessels.
Watch Videoguide: Create an application in SSN N
Your application will be handled by the NCA, if your application includes new fairways for a Class 1 or 2 PEC, there is normally a demand that you conduct a PEC-exam. You cannot conduct this exam before your application has been handled.
PEC for Svalbard
If you are applying for a PEC for Svalbard please attach a completed version of "experience log Svalbard" (Excell)
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.
Automated control of vessels using Pilot Exemption Certificates
In November, the Norwegian Coastal Administration introduced a digital tool that improves and automates the process of uncovering compulsory pilotage violations. Monitoring compulsory pilotage, including the Pilot Exemption Certificate (PEC) scheme, helps ensure a high degree of safety along the coast.
Changes in local restrictions for use of Pilot Exemption Certificate
As of January 1st, 2017, Annex 3 of the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations has been updated. This will result in changes in local restrictions for the use of Pilot Exemption Certificate in several locations on the west and north coast of Norway.
Pilot Exemption Certificate – General exams now available for offshore navigators
Navigators that sail between supply bases on the Norwegian mainland and North Sea offshore installations can now apply for PEC-exam specifically for offshore-bases.
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