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.
Changing Norwegian Sector Lights to Fit IALA Standards
In the period 2019 to 2025, the Norwegian Coastal Administration will be reorganizing the sectors of around 1900 sector lights in compliance with the standard defined by IALA.
Contact information for transition of sector lights to IALA Standard
Below you will find contact information to persons who can answer questions on the transition of sector lights to IALA standards.
New whistle blowing channel established
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has established a new whistleblowing channel. Employees, suppliers, external third parties and the public may report issues and concerns in a secure manner through this whistleblowing channel.
Russian nuclear power plant without fuel to be transported along the Norwegian coastline
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.
Introducing New Regulations for Pilot Bookings
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.
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