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Amendments to regulations relating to maritime traffic in specific waters

With effect from January 1, 2014, there will be changes to the regulations relating to maritime traffic in specific waters. In general, the regulation applies to vessels with a maximum length of 24 meters or more and to vessels regardless of size when transporting particularly hazardous liquid and/or pollutive cargo in bulk.

To the provisions regarding the area of the Vessel Traffic Service center at Kvitsøy, the Norwegian Coastal Administration propose amendments to the Traffic Separation Schemes at Skudenesfjorden and at Feistein.

To the provisions regarding the area of the Vessel Traffic Service center at Fedje, the Norwegian Coastal Administration propose an expansion of the service area to include the waters at Vatlestraumen and Hjelteskjæret at the approach into the city of Bergen. In connection with the expansion the Norwegian Coastal Administration propose the establishment of new fairway restrictions. Further the Norwegian Coastal Administration propose to prohibit passage of vessel traffic in the safety zone around  the oil refinery at Mongstad.

Other proposed amendments include the repeal of the provisions regarding the mandatory Traffic Separation Schemes in the territorial waters between Vardø and Nordkapp.

A synopsis of the major amendments to the Norwegian regulations relating to maritime traffic in specific waters can be found under related documents.

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