On 12 March 2021, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications laid down a new regulation on ports and fairways on Svalbard. From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
The regulations which are repealed are Regulations of 30 December 2009 no. 1846 on Ports and Fairways on Svalbard, and Regulations of 25 June 2012 no. 655 on the Pilotage Service on Svalbard.
The new regulation, which came into force on the 12 of March, make the Ports and Fairways Act 2019 applicable on Svalbard, with the exception of section 8 of the Act, which concerns regulation of traffic with recreational craft.
Furthermore, all regulations issued pursuant to the Ports and Fairways Act 2019 is made applicable on Svalbard, with the exception of those explicitly mentioned in the regulation section 2.
Some of the regulations also have adaptations for Svalbard. These are mentioned in section 3 of the regulation.
There is currently no English translation of the Regulation available. Translation is underway.
Norwegian text Regulations on Ports and Fairways on Svalbard
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