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.
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
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