The Norwegian Coastal Administration cooperates with several public authorities.
These are some of the most important cooperation agreements with other public authorities:
- Norwegian Armed Forces: use of the Armed Forces’ material and personnel resources, and deployment of oil spill response equipment on Coast Guard vessels.
- Norwegian Petroleum Directorate: concerning incidents on the Norwegian continental shelf which (possibly could) result in acute pollution.
- Norwegian Maritime Directorate: counselling in the event of incidents involving vessels.
- Governor of Svalbard: measures against acute pollution on Svalbard (Spitsbergen).
- Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning: Assistance in the event of oil spill response operations.
- Directorate of Fisheries, Institute of Marine Research, Norwegian Polar Institute, Climate and Pollution Agency, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, Directorate for Nature Management:advice in the event of severe, acutepollution
Coordination agreements with three large oil-processing plants (Slagentangen, Sture and Mongstad). We are working on making agreements with several fire brigades already commissioned to participate in marine rescue operations concerning assistance in the event of chemical incidents at sea.
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.
Digital Route Service is available from Sandefjord to Haugesund
From June 3, 2019, routes and route information will be available for vessels arriving ports in Skagerrak and Rogaland. This is an extension of the Digital Route Service that was launched in the Oslofjord in 2018.
Contact information for transition of sector lights to IALA Standard
Below you will find contact information to persons who can answer questions on the transition of sector lights to IALA standards.
Russian nuclear power plant without fuel to be transported along the Norwegian coastline
The transport of the Russian floating nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" started Friday the 27th of April from St. Petersburg heading to Murmansk. The nuclear power plant will not have nuclear fuel on board during transport, but the Norwegian Coastal Administration and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Agency will nevertheless follow the transport closely along the Norwegian coast.
Introducing New Regulations for Pilot Bookings
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for requesting marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ‒ Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
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