With effect from January 1, 2014, there will be changes to the regulations relating to maritime traffic in specific waters. In general, the regulation applies to vessels with a maximum length of 24 meters or more and to vessels regardless of size when transporting particularly hazardous liquid and/or pollutive cargo in bulk.
To the provisions regarding the area of the Vessel Traffic Service center at Kvitsøy, the Norwegian Coastal Administration propose amendments to the Traffic Separation Schemes at Skudenesfjorden and at Feistein.
To the provisions regarding the area of the Vessel Traffic Service center at Fedje, the Norwegian Coastal Administration propose an expansion of the service area to include the waters at Vatlestraumen and Hjelteskjæret at the approach into the city of Bergen. In connection with the expansion the Norwegian Coastal Administration propose the establishment of new fairway restrictions. Further the Norwegian Coastal Administration propose to prohibit passage of vessel traffic in the safety zone around the oil refinery at Mongstad.
Other proposed amendments include the repeal of the provisions regarding the mandatory Traffic Separation Schemes in the territorial waters between Vardø and Nordkapp.
A synopsis of the major amendments to the Norwegian regulations relating to maritime traffic in specific waters can be found under related documents.
Chart providers offer digital sailing routes to Norwegian ports
Mariners, who subscribe to electronic charts from PRIMAR, now also get access to the Norwegian Coastal Administration's digital reference routes for navigation in PRIMAR’s chart service.
Work will now begin on the Stad Ship Tunnel
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has received the assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which gives a green light to start preparations for the construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel.
Safer Shipping in the Arctic
ArcticInfo is a website that provides information about the conditions in Arctic waters, and decision support to support safer voyages. By increasing maritime safety in the High North, we reduce the risk of unwanted incidents and accidents.
New AI monitoring tool introduced in the VTS service
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will soon introduce a new digital decision support tool based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that provides more automated monitoring of ship traffic. The tool gives VTS centres a better basis for earlier detection of unwanted and critical traffic situations.
Fees for 2021
Fees for 2021 have increased to meet the expected increase in prices and wages by 2.1 per cent on average in 2021. The Norwegian government will finance the loss in income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
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