SafeSeaNet Norway is Norway’s national ship reporting system for vessels arriving and departing ports. The system has been continuously developed and improved since its establishment in 2005.
SafeSeaNet Norway is Norway’s Single Window ship reporting system, enabling ships, companies, agents and charterers to submit mandatory information electronically to Norwegian authorities only once, rather than submitting the same information several times to different authorities.
Based on national ship reporting regulations, information registered by shipping via SafeSeaNet Norway is automatically distributed to a wide range of governmental agencies.
Digital ship reporting in SafeSeaNet Norway has improved the information flow between shipping and the authorities, simplifying ship reporting procedures and reducing administrative work on board and ashore.
The establishement of SafeSeaNet Norway is in line with EU Directive 2010/65/EU, which instructs EU/EEA Member States to implement an electronic ship reporting system by June 1, 2015.
In the period of 2005 to 2012, the number of ship notifications increased from 8800 to over 100.000, and today pilot booking is made electronically via SafeSeaNet Norway.
Norwegian governmental partners in the SafeSeaNet Norway cooperation.
The Single Window concept
- SafeSeaNet Norway is based on the European Single Window concept and the establishment of one national portal where vessels, ship-owners, and operators should report all mandatory information in a common system only once. This information is automatically distributed digitally to national authorities, simplifying administration and increases quality control of maritime transport data.
- The first version SafeSeaNet Norway was established in 2005.
- A complete national Single Window for ship reporting, based on current national ship reporting regulations, was established in Norway on June 1, 2015.
- The overall goal behind the establishment of SafeSeaNet Norway is to contribute to maritime safety and security, port security and efficient maritime traffic and transport by storing, retrieving and exchanging vessel related information.
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.
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.
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