Telephone: +47 33 03 48 00
- Persons reporting acute pollution in connection to landbased activities should do so using the national emergency number 110.
- Aircrafts should report acute pollution through the Air Traffic Service.
- Ships should report acute pollution to the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) or the coastal radio.
- The petroleum industry should report acute pollution to the Norwegian Coastal Administration via the Joint Rescue Coordination Centres/the Petroleum Safety Authority.
Problems with navigational aids is sent to the National Coordinator for Navigational Warnings (NAVCO):
Tel: +47 22 42 23 31 (24-hour service)
Fax: +47 22 41 04 91 (24-hour service)
- Many of the permanent navigational aids along the coast are automated and unmanned. It is therefore important that mariners notify the Norwegian Coastal Administration of any irregularities in the navigational installations.
- Other acute and/or unexpected incidents that may be hazardous to shipping must also be reported. Examples of acute and/or unexpected incidents are drifting debris, fallen high voltage cables, grounded vessels, sunken vessels and drifting fishing equipment.
- The coordinator on duty will pass the report on to the correct authority so that the irregularity can be rectified as quickly as possible. Any navigational warnings will be issued in accordance with the guidelines.
Defects on landbased AIS or DGPS stations should be reported to the Center for Pilotage and Vessel Traffic Services.
Tel: +47 950 56 052
Report ice observations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +47 37 01 97 59 / +47 37 01 97 25
Mobile: +47 900 77 605
Fax: +47 37 01 97 01
Ice reports are available here from December 1 till March 31.
Terrorist acts and other intentional illegal acts that cause damage to ports, port terminals or vessels calling at these can be reported to:
Tel: +47 35 57 26 25 (Vessel Traffic Service centre in Brevik)
NB! In cases of ongoing/acute ISPS security incidents, the police authority must be alerted first at the national emergency telephone number 112.
You can report:
- Incidents where ships sail illegally in Norwegian waters
- Violation of Norwegian Pilotage Act and the Compulsory Pilotage Regulations
- All reports are handled confidentially
Reports will be processed during normal working hours between 08:00 and 16:00 hours.
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 maelstrom’s 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.
Automated control of vessels using Pilot Exemption Certificates
In November the Norwegian Coastal Administration introduced a digital tool that improves and automates the process of uncovering compulsory pilotage violations. Monitoring compulsory pilotage, including the Pilot Exemption Certificate (PEC) scheme, helps ensure a high degree of safety along the coast.
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