From June 13th 2013, notifications of crew and passenger lists must be submitted to the Norwegian Border Control Authority (police) electronically via SafeSeaNet Norway (SSNN). Electronic reporting to the police in SSNN is a pilot project that will be implemented by all coastal police districts in Norway.
Notifications from shipping are an important part of territorial border control, and are checked against the Schengen Information System (SIS II), which is a joint register for the entire Schengen area.
Notification of crew and passenger lists is statutory for vessels crossing the Norwegian territorial border, which is also one of the outer borders of the Schengen area. As a member of Schengen, Norwegian authorities must satisfy requirements on control of traffic in border areas. In Norway this is handled by the police.
A national ship reporting portal
The Norwegian Coastal Administration develops and operates SafeSeaNet Norway as a common national reporting portal for shipping. Ships, companies, agents and charterers will in time be able to submit mandatory information electronically to Norwegian authorities only once, rather than submitting the same information several times to different authorities.
See more details on the new reporting regime in SafeSeaNet in the information folder on the right hand side.
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
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