On January 1st 2016, Annex 3 to the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations will be updated, changing the local restrictions for use of PECs several places in the county of Nordland and in southern Norway.
The NCA has so far assessed 60 of 97 fairways where there are local restrictions for use of PEC. From 1st January, changes will be introduced for 50 of these 60 fairways. The updated restrictions will be described in Annex 3 to the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations, which will be officially published on www.lovdata.no in a few weeks.
Three of the changes are in Nordland, while the rest are in southern Norway from Måløysundet and southward until Halden. These changes to the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations are a follow up to the differentiated PEC-arrangement which was introduced from January 1st 2015, establishing the Class 1, 2 and 3 PEC.
The final report including the remaining 37 fairways from Stavanger and northwards along the coast will be completed early next year. Proposals for further changes to Annex 3 will be circulated during winter/spring 2016.
Please find below an updated version of the unofficial English version of the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations, including the updated Annex 3, that will enter into force on 1st January 2016.
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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