On 18 June 2002, the Icelandic factory vessel Gudrun Gisladottir grounded at Nappstraumen in Lofoten. The vessel sank and is now lying at a depth of around 40 meters. There appears to be no danger of the wreck moving due to the sea conditions.
There were no leaks from the vessel and no oil was observed in the sea. The vessel contained about 367 cubic metric of marine diesel, 10 cubic metric of lubricants, and hydraulic oil. The cargo consisted of 870 cubic metric of frozen herring fillets. The fillets were packed in plastic and laid in cardboard boxes that weighed about 23 kg fully packed.
Both the shipowner and the Norwegian Coastal Administration attempt to raise the vessel. The attempt failed and Work on raising Gudrun Gisladottir lasted from the moment of the and on 28 May 2004 it was decided that the vessel would not be raised. It was therefore decided to unload the vessel for oil products. Given this, as much of the oil on board as possible was emptied out of Gudrun Gisladottir on 5 July 2004.
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
New maritime traffic regulations from April 1st.
The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications has laid down a new maritime traffic regulation. This will enter into force on 1 of April and will replace the current regulations. The new maritime traffic regulations are largely a continuation of existing regulations, but with some important changes.
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.
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.
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