List of news
Amendments to the Routing Schemes in Norwegian Waters
5/31/2021 1:31:48 PM
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to amend the routing schemes in Norwegian waters from 1 June 2021 at 00:00 UTC.
New Vessel Traffic Service in Western Norway
5/26/2021 10:05:18 AM
Kinn Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is operational from June 1, 2021. The service is applicable for vessel traffic in the area between Florø and Måløy on the west coast of Norway.
New AIS satellite launched
4/29/2021 2:54:42 PM
The new Norwegian satellite NorSat-3, launched successfully on April 29 2021. It will improve monitoring vessel traffic in Norwegian vast sea areas.
A New Proposal for Revised Maritime Traffic Regulations
4/16/2021 4:15:11 PM
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
3/18/2021 3:00:57 PM
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.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.
3/18/2021 1:50:05 PM
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.
New AI monitoring tool introduced in the VTS service
2/16/2021 12:51:39 PM
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will soon introduce a new digital decision support tool based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that provides more automated monitoring of ship traffic. The tool gives VTS centres a better basis for earlier detection of unwanted and critical traffic situations.
Norway contributes to shaping the future of shipping
8/4/2020 1:35:00 PM
The globally leading nations on autonomous maritime operations came together today for the very first time. They have now launched a cooperation to exchange knowledge and work towards common guidelines for future development. Norway takes part.
New AIS basestations strengthen maritime traffic monitoring on Svalbard
9/24/2019 2:55:18 PM
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.
Russian nuclear power plant without fuel to be transported along the Norwegian coastline
5/3/2018 2:49:32 PM
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.
Fees for 2018: Reduction in Safety Fees and moderate increase in Pilotage Fee
1/3/2018 10:09:48 AM
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.
Testing clean-up preparedness off Svalbard
3/15/2016 1:11:14 PM 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
2/12/2016 2:10:44 PM 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.