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
Kystverket skal sammen med samarbeidspartnere i Sverige, Danmark, Frankrike, Belgia og Malta finne ut hvordan man på best mulig måte kan bekjempe utslipp av lav-svoveldrivstoff.
Will recommend oil protection equipment and methods for new low-sulphur fuel types
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will over the next two years work with partners in Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Malta to find what responses will work best in the event of an oil spill of low sulphur fuel.
New digital routes available at routeinfo.no
112 new digital routes and waypoints are now available for vessels planning port calls from Haugesund to Stad in Western Norway. Routeinfo.no provides quality-assured sailing routes and route information for mariners.
Fees for 2020: Reduction in Safety Fees and increase in Pilotage Fee
The Safety Fees are reduced by 2.7 per cent on average. The Pilotage Service Fee and Pilotage Readiness Fee are increased by 4.3 per cent, while the Pilot Exemption Certificate Fee is increased by 2.3 per cent.
New AIS basestations strengthen maritime traffic monitoring on Svalbard
On September 13, 2019, the Norwegian Coastal Administration deployed a new AIS (Automatic Identification System) basestation on the island of Prins Karls Forland, west of Spitsbergen. This basestation is powered by solar and wind energy, and is the first of its kind in an area without infrastructure.
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