The strike among the pilots in the Oslofjord, and the 103 pilot boat skippers in the country is over, After agreement with YS Stat, LO Stat and Akademikerne in wage negotiations in the public secotr.
The parties reached an agreement during the night of 2. June.
For NCA, all pilots in the Oslofjord have been out on strike in about a week, while the pilot boat skippers were taken out when the strike was stepped up.
NCA is now working hard to get the situation back to a normal, and to catch up with pilotage that has been on hold through the strike. Yesterday, Friday 1. June, reported the pilot mastsers that they expect to go smoothly into normal operation if /when the strike was called off.
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.
Undergoing final Quality Assurance
The final quality assurance phase, referred to as KS2, began in September 2017 and will be completed in late spring of 2018.
See Current Conditions in Saltstraumen live on Web Camera
The NCA has established a web camera that transmits live images from Saltstraumen – one of the strongest maelstroms in the world. Live video transmission is an additional service to the automated current forecast, established in September 2017.
Fees for 2018: Reduction in Safety Fees and moderate increase in Pilotage Fee
The fees for 2018 set by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, are noticeably lower than 2017. For 2018, safety fees are reduced by 8.5 per cent on average and the pilot readiness fee is increased by 1.9 per cent on average.
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