- Offshore bases can only be applied for if the applicant documents sailing experience in each one according to the Compulsory pilotage regulations (Unofficial Translation). See fact box at the bottom for more information.
- During a practical test, the candidate may be asked theoretically in other offshore bases which are granted after the test, even if the practical test does not go through the offshore bases.
General offshore fairways:
- Feistein - Tananger - Dusavika
- Covers the fairway Jærens rev/Skudefjorden - Dusavika.
- * The candidate may also have the exam in to Stavanger if he/she have sailing experience here.
- Rekstafjorden - Florø offshorebase
- Covers the fairway Rekstafjorden / Kvannhovden - Florø offshorebase.
- To apply for both Rekstafjorden and Kvannhovden the application need to have documented sailing experience in both fairways.
- Åsvær - Sandnessjøen
- Covers the fairway Åsvær-Sandnessjøen.
Offshore baser som kan søkes om:
- Following offshore bases may be applied for:
- Only valid for class 2 or 3 PEC.
- Based on the navigator's experience, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will make an assessment of the application.
- If a general offshore exam is passed, the candidate can be granted one or more offshore bases if the candidate has enough sailing experience in all the offshore bases. (For more information, see Compulsory pilotage regulations (Unofficial Translation).
- The name of the exam gives the fairways where the general exam is to be done. (It may be done in both directions, it's up to the candidate to decide).
- The squares on the map is 5x5 nautical miles
- When you are applying for a PEC, you need to mark these side by side, not corner to corner. Also make sure the whole fairway is covered by the squares.
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.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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