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- Henning Osnes Teigene

Changes in local restrictions for the use of PEC

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.

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