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.
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.
Amendments to the Routing Schemes in Norwegian Waters
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to amend the routing schemes in Norwegian waters from 1 June 2021 at 00:00 UTC.
New Vessel Traffic Service in Western Norway
Kinn Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is operational from June 1, 2021. The service is applicable for vessel traffic in the area between Florø and Måløy on the west coast of Norway.
New AIS satellite launched
The new Norwegian satellite NorSat-3, launched successfully on April 29 2021. It will improve monitoring vessel traffic in Norwegian vast sea areas.
A New Proposal for Revised Maritime Traffic Regulations
On behalf of the Ministry of Transport the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) have prepared a proposal for revised Maritime Traffic Regulations.
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.
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