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
Chart providers offer digital sailing routes to Norwegian ports
Mariners, who subscribe to electronic charts from PRIMAR, now also get access to the Norwegian Coastal Administration's digital reference routes for navigation in PRIMAR’s chart service.
Work will now begin on the Stad Ship Tunnel
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has received the assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which gives a green light to start preparations for the construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel.
Safer Shipping in the Arctic
ArcticInfo is a website that provides information about the conditions in Arctic waters, and decision support to support safer voyages. By increasing maritime safety in the High North, we reduce the risk of unwanted incidents and accidents.
New AI monitoring tool introduced in the VTS service
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will soon introduce a new digital decision support tool based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that provides more automated monitoring of ship traffic. The tool gives VTS centres a better basis for earlier detection of unwanted and critical traffic situations.
Fees for 2021
Fees for 2021 have increased to meet the expected increase in prices and wages by 2.1 per cent on average in 2021. The Norwegian government will finance the loss in income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
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