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.
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.
See Current Conditions in Saltstraumen live on Web Camera
The NCA has established a web camera that transmits live images from Saltstraumen – one of the strongest maelstroms in the world. Live video transmission is an additional service to the automated current forecast, established in September 2017.
Fees for 2018: Reduction in Safety Fees and moderate increase in Pilotage Fee
The fees for 2018 set by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, are noticeably lower than 2017. For 2018, safety fees are reduced by 8.5 per cent on average and the pilot readiness fee is increased by 1.9 per cent on average.
Automated control of vessels using Pilot Exemption Certificates
In November, the Norwegian Coastal Administration introduced a digital tool that improves and automates the process of uncovering compulsory pilotage violations. Monitoring compulsory pilotage, including the Pilot Exemption Certificate (PEC) scheme, helps ensure a high degree of safety along the coast.
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