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.
Note that you must have an updated browser to gain access. The video is not accessible in some older versions of Internet Explorer.
«The web camera in Saltstraumen provides a realtime image of current conditions, especially for those who plan to sail through the sound. The camera provideds visual confirmation of the automated current forecast,” says Senior Engineer John Morten Klingsheim in the Norwegian Coastal Administration.
The automated current forecast in Saltstraumen provides vessels with easy and fast access to important information on current conditions at all times, to ensure efficient and safe voyages through the area.
Whirlpools in Saltstraumen are strong, several metres wide and have large and prominent troughs. Except when the tide changes, they are impassable by small boats and vessels, which lack plenty of reserve power.
The automated current forecast in Saltstraumen provides updates twice daily and up to seven days. The forecast is available at Barentswatch.no.
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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