The regulatory framework for safety at sea and maritime transport is formulated to a great extent internationally, and binding international cooperation and the international development of regulations are of great importance to safety at sea in Norwegian waters.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration participates in a number of international forums through the tasks and responsibilities that lie with the agency as the national authority in its specialized areas.
e-navigation is a global strategy developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to facilitate digital, automatic and seamless exchange of information between ships and ship and shore.
Very few countries have sufficient resources for combating oil spills and other pollution incidents on their own. Norway therefore cooperates closely with other nations on mutual assistance in the following agreements and forums:
The European Union
Developments within the EU have a direct impact on the Norwegian Coastal Administration's services, and the NCA therefore participates actively in the most important forums for safety at sea in the EU.
International Maritime Organization
The IMO is the maritime organisation of the United Nations and the most important forum for international cooperation in the area of safety at sea and the prevention of pollution at sea.
IALA is an international, non-governmental, technical organisation that seeks to harmonise maritime services and infrastructure and develop international guidelines and standards.
Maritime Safety Analysis 2015
The NCA elaborated the report Maritime Safety in Norwegian Waters 2015 - 2040. The analysis was given to The Norwegain Department of Transport and Communications. It is an important basis for further work on maritime safety, both nationally and internationally.
The pubication serves as a fundament for decisionmaking on future martime safety in Norwegain waters, and on how to prioritize and scale activites and measures to meet future maritime traffic and new technologies.
Increased oil spill preparedness in ice-filled waters
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has signed a contract for the delivery of more resilient oil containment booms for use in ice-filled waters.
Our emergency resources and action safeguarded the environment
On the 22nd of February a vessel came close to running aground at Jæren. There was a great risk of acute pollution of a vulnerable natural area.
Tide Carrier: Government operation concluded
The Norwegian Coastal Administration declared the follow-up of the disabled vessel Tide Carrier near Feistein in Jæren to be a government operation from 16:18 on Wednesday 22 February.
What happens when an oil tanker and a chemical tanker collide in Skagerrak?
The detailed planning of the largest emergency exercise ever held in Norway has started. Last week all the participating countries and organizations met in Horten, Norway, for an initial planning conference.
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