Vessels using the reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway can as of January 19th submit a complete electronic arrival notification to the military authorities.
─ We handle at least 200.000 arrival notifications from mariners every year. Till now these have been plotted manually, but with SafeSeaNet the information will become more automated. This is a great advantage for us, says Captain Lieutenant Håvar Bjørsvik at the Norwegian Army Operational Headquarter.
The transition to electronic reporting will also introduce a new element. Vessels must now report the time and position for crossing the Norwegian baseline.
Simplified vessel reporting
The military module in SafeSeaNet has been tested by a number of shipping agents and vessels over a period of six months.
─ The feedback from users has been positive, as many view this as a simpler way to submit notifications. Instead of sending reports to various authorities, it is easier to fill out and send all required information through one portal, says senior adviser Tor-Inge Miljeteig in the Norwegian Coastal Administration.
Electronic reporting is preferable
Although electronic reporting in SafeSeaNet Norway is preferable, it will still be possible to submit arrival notifications to the Norwegian Armed Forces via telephone, e-mail and fax
Ship reporting through SafeSeaNet Norway will ensure that various authorities receive the information they require from vessels. The Norwegian Coastal Administration aims to develop a user friendly and efficient message portal that will make it easier to administer for both users on board and ashore.
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.
See Current Conditions in Saltstraumen live on Web Camera
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
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
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
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.
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