Wave forecasts for particularly vulnerable areas help us to decide whether it is safe to be at sea. Now the service has been upgraded and is displayed in an interactive map solution on the website of BarentsWatch.
Three new areas have now been added: Lopphavet, Vågsfjord and Jomfruland. Jomfruland is of particular interest with regard to recreational traffic this summer. Other vulnerable areas include Hustadvika, Breisundet, Stad, Sletta and Bokna.
BarentsWatch has used the latest technology, enabling information to be presented, organised and distributed with increased flexibility. Eventually, the information will be displayed directly on chart plotters on vessels and on mobile applications for the general public.
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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