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.
From January 1st the following ship reporting obligations will be included in the new regulation:
- Notifications prior to entry into port
- Notifications on dangerous or polluting goods
- ISPS notifications to port facilities
- Notifications for bulk carriers calling at port terminals
- Notifications of STS operations in NEEZ (Norway’s Economic Exclusive Zone)
- Notifications in connection with Barents SRS voyages
These notifications, except bulk carrier calls to port and notifications on STS operations, must be sent via the ship reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway. The new ship reporting regulation states that notifications prior to entry into port, ISPS and dangerous or polluting goods must also be sent via the ship reporting system SafeSeaNet Norway.
In addition, the new regulation states that notifications on the amount of goods (gross weight and gross gross weight) must be reported. This is introduced to facilitate more efficient ship reporting for the shipping industry and to improve statistics on maritime transport.
Kystverket skal sammen med samarbeidspartnere i Sverige, Danmark, Frankrike, Belgia og Malta finne ut hvordan man på best mulig måte kan bekjempe utslipp av lav-svoveldrivstoff.
Will recommend oil protection equipment and methods for new low-sulphur fuel types
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will over the next two years work with partners in Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Malta to find what responses will work best in the event of an oil spill of low sulphur fuel.
New digital routes available at routeinfo.no
112 new digital routes and waypoints are now available for vessels planning port calls from Haugesund to Stad in Western Norway. Routeinfo.no provides quality-assured sailing routes and route information for mariners.
Fees for 2020: Reduction in Safety Fees and increase in Pilotage Fee
The Safety Fees are reduced by 2.7 per cent on average. The Pilotage Service Fee and Pilotage Readiness Fee are increased by 4.3 per cent, while the Pilot Exemption Certificate Fee is increased by 2.3 per cent.
New AIS basestations strengthen maritime traffic monitoring on Svalbard
On September 13, 2019, the Norwegian Coastal Administration deployed a new AIS (Automatic Identification System) basestation on the island of Prins Karls Forland, west of Spitsbergen. This basestation is powered by solar and wind energy, and is the first of its kind in an area without infrastructure.
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