The Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) in Vardø and Murmansk will, using the Barents SRS ship reporting system, exchange information on risk transport that sails between Røst and Murmansk. The system helps Norwegian authorities at the Norwegian Coastal Administration and Russian authorities to gain a better understanding of the situation in shipping traffic in the Barents Sea.
The Barents Area Ship Reporting System (SRS) is mandatory for all ships with a gross tonnage of 5,000 and above; all tankers; all ships carrying hazardous cargoes; a vessel towing when the length of the tow exceeds 200 metres; and any ship not under command, restricted in their ability to manoeuvre or having defective navigational aids.
The SRS comprises a Norwegian Monitoring Area and a Russian Federation Monitoring Area. Ships within the Norwegian monitoring area report to the NOR VTS (Vardø), using AIS (Automatic Information System) or other specified means. The traffic separation schemes off the coast of Norway from Vardø to Røst are within the operational area of Barents Area SRS.
SafeSeaNet Norway: www.shiprep.no
Changes in navigation at Måløy Bridge (Måløybrua) from 21 June 2021
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration is carrying out maintenance work on the Måløy Bridge (Måløybrua) in Vestland County in 2020/21. Work on the western side of the bridge will start on June 21, 2021, thereby reducing the sailing height in the western fairway to 33 metres.
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.
Miljøundersøkelsene etter plastpelletsutslippet viser få tegn til skade på fugl og fisk.
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.
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