As of January 1st, 2017, Annex 3 of the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations has been updated. This will result in changes in local restrictions for the use of Pilot Exemption Certificate in several locations on the west and north coast of Norway.
Changes in restrictions when using P.E.C. is relevant for 29 of 37 fairways that have been reviewed by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) on the background of a report made by DNV-GL (no. 2015-1087).
Six of the changes have been introduced in Troms og Finnmark Pilot Area Department, seven in Nordland Pilot Area Department, eight in Møre og Trøndelag Pilot Area Department and eight in Vestlandet Pilot Area Department.
The new restrictions are described in Annex 3 of the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations, which will be available at www.lovdata.no (in Norwegian only) in the beginning of January.
The changes in the regulations is a continuation of the differentiated Pilot Exemption Certificate regime that was established in January of 2015, which introduced a new three class P.E.C. system. The changes introduced January 1st, 2017, completes an overall review of fairways relating to the new three class P.E.C. system.
The new restrictions will be updated in the P.E.C. maps in SafeSeaNet Norway during the spring of 2017.
If you have questions, please contact the Department for Maritime Traffic.
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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