The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) is responsible for governmental prerepardness against acute pollution. The NCA has also been delegated authority for ship wrecks like the U-864.
Under Norwegian law, the NCA is responsible for montitoring shipwrecks and implementing necessary measures to reduce environmental risk, includedthe power to take action on behalf of the owner if orders to institute clean-up measures cannot be complied with.
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When mercury pollution around U-864 was identified in 2003, the question arose of whether responsibility should lie with the NCA or the Norwegian Environmental Agency (NEA). The Norwegian Legislation Department decided that the pollution from U-864 was acute and therefore felt within the responsibility of the NCA.
More information on this can be found in the NCA’s concept study (KVU), which is only available in Norwegian.
Historical response exercise in Skagerrak
An increase in incidents involving chemical spills spills, previous incidents and an increased maritime traffic forms the backdrop for the largest oil and chemical pollution exercise ever held in Norway.
The counter fill operation started with a press meeting
To present the operations starting now, the NCA and Van Oord welcomed the press on board the vessel MV "Siddis Mariner" Tuesday, 3 May.
Aiming to fight oil spills with water
Establishing whether water can replace chemicals in cleaning up oil slicks has moved a step closer after tests at the Norwegian centre for testing of oil spill response equipment in Horten south of Oslo.
Testing clean-up preparedness off Svalbard
A recent planning conference has set objectives for an oil spill response exercise planned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) in cooperation with the governor of Svalbard.
Preparing for increased shipping in the high North
The Norwegian Coastal Administration is already starting measures this year to increase the safety at sea around Svalbard. It is occurring as a result of an expected increase in traffic in the waters around the archipelago.
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