From January 1st, 2016, all ship reporting obligations pursuant to the Harbour Act will become available in one common regulation. The new ship reporting regulation will provide an easier overview of ship reporting obligations and which ship reporting obligations are applicable at any given time.
From January 1st the following ship reporting obligations will be included in the new regulation:
- Notifications prior to entry into port
- Notifications on dangerous or polluting goods
- ISPS notifications to port facilities
- Notifications for bulk carriers calling at port terminals
- Notifications of STS operations in NEEZ (Norway’s Economic Exclusive Zone)
- Notifications in connection with Barents SRS voyages
These notifications, except bulk carrier calls to port and notifications on STS operations, must be sent via the ship reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway. The new ship reporting regulation states that notifications prior to entry into port, ISPS and dangerous or polluting goods must also be sent via the ship reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway.
In addition, the new regulation states that notifications on the amount of goods (gross weight and gross gross weight) must be reported. This is introduced to facilitate more efficient ship reporting for the shipping industry and to improve statistics on maritime transport.
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
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