The Ministry of Transport and Communications has settled the fee rates for 2015. The fee rates are in accordance with the proposal by the Norwegian Coastal Administration in October 2014.
The Pilotage Fee and the Pilotage Readiness Fee have both been increased by 3.1 percent.
Vessels registered with an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) Score of 50 or higher will from 2015 be admitted 50 percent discount in the Pilotage Readiness Fee.
The Safety Fees are increased as follows:
- In the Oslofjord (Horten VTS) +7.0 percent
- In the Grenland area (Brevik VTS) +8.4 percent
- In Rogaland (Kvitsøy VTS) – no change
- To the terminals at Sture and Mongstad (Fedje VTS) +39.2 percent
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
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