List of news
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.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.
Chart providers offer digital sailing routes to Norwegian ports
2/26/2021 1:32:30 PM
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
2/18/2021 3:22:59 PM
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.
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 Digital Information Service for Vessel Traffic in the Arctic
7/9/2020 12:17:12 PM
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has established a new digital information service to increase safety for vessel traffic in Arctic areas.
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.
Digital Route Service is available from Sandefjord to Haugesund
6/3/2019 10:13:36 AM
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.
Introducing New Regulations for Pilot Bookings
3/13/2018 9:12:26 AM
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
1/15/2018 12:50:16 PM
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
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.
Improved Port Service in SafeSeaNet Norway
9/21/2017 3:39:12 PM
On Thursday 28th of September 2017, improved port services will become available in the national ship reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway. The updates will enable ships and agents to communicate digitally with Norwegian ports and port facilities.
You can now work offline in SafeSeaNet Norway
12/12/2016 9:24:12 AM
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has introduced a new spreadsheet, which makes it easier to prefill ship and arrival information offline before sending it in SafeSeaNet Norway. The spreadsheet can be filled out at any time, and does not require an internet connection.
Soon ISPS-ships can report electronically before arriving all Norwegian port facilities
3/29/2016 8:53:14 AM From the 7th of April ISPS-ships shall provide pre-arrival information to all port facilities electronically through the ship reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway.
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.
Electronic reporting to the Armed Forces
1/18/2012 2:12:00 PM Vessels using the reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway can as of January 19th submit a complete electronic arrival notification to the military authorities.