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.
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.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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