Fee rates for 2016 are now available, as approved by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
From 1st of January 2016 vessels up to 8,000 GT are exempt from paying pilotage readiness fee, while vessels shorter than 70 metres are exempted from paying safety fee.
Vessels registered with an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) Score of 50 or higher will from 2016 be admitted 100 % discount in the Pilotage Readiness Fee. In 2015, the discount was 50 %.
For a 9,000 GT vessel the annual fee corresponds to the fee for 36,4 calls to port (37 approaches or departures). For vessels greater than 10,000 GT the annual fee corresponds to 46 calls to port.
New AIS satellite launched
The new Norwegian satellite NorSat-3, launched successfully on April 29 2021. It will improve monitoring vessel traffic in Norwegian vast sea areas.
A New Proposal for Revised Maritime Traffic Regulations
On behalf of the Ministry of Transport the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) have prepared a proposal for revised Maritime Traffic Regulations.
Eemslift Hendrika towed to safe harbour
A lot happened during some hectic hours last night, Wednesday 7th of April. First, the Norwegian Coastal Administration mobilized according to their contingency plan against acute pollution. Salvage crews managed to get on board the drifting vessel Eemslift Hendrika and to connect it to the two tugboats, and the vessel is now being towed to harbour in Ålesund.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration is working on salvaging Eemslift Hendrika
There is still a risk that the ship may capsize and pose an environmental hazard.
New regulation on Svalbard
On 12 March 2021, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications laid down a new regulation on ports and fairways on Svalbard. From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
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