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.
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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