Here you can find contact details to all five VTS centres in Norway.
Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is an international service that is managed in Norway by the Norwegian Coastal Administration to improve safety at sea and protect the environment. The maritime traffic control centres prevent incidents and accidents by monitoring and regulating ship traffic in defined areas along the Norwegian coast.
New Maritime Traffic Regulations for VTS Areas
New Norwegian regulations on the use of Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) areas and the use of specific waters came into effect from October 1st, 2015.
Merging all ship reporting obligations into one regulation
From January 1st, 2016, all ship reporting obligations pursuant to the Harbour Act will become available in one common regulation. The new ship reporting regulation will provide an easier overview of ship reporting obligations and which ship reporting obligations are applicable at any given time.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration operates five Vessel Traffic Service Centres that monitor and regulate vessel traffic along the Norwegian coast.
Contact Grant Manager
For queries related to the Aid Scheme for Short Sea shipping, contact the grant manager at the NCA: Senior Advisor Erika Marlen Støylen
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.
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