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The national pilotage service

Nationwide the Norwegian Coastal Administration has just under 290 active pilots, stationed at 18 pilot stations.

Last changed: 25. May 2013

A tool to improve maritime safety

AIS (Automatic Identification System) is a key tool in maritime safety and response efforts along the Norwegian coast. The system is used in rescue operations and to prevent shipping accidents and acute pollution.  

Last changed: 25. May 2013

AIS displays status report at sea

AIS (Automatic Identification System) is an information system that helps the coastal state of Norway to maintain a good and effective response service along its coastline. The NCA operates the system on behalf of Norwegian authorities. 

Last changed: 25. May 2013

The NCA's notification and information services

The NCA operates notification and information systems for the registration and tracking of ship-related information, with a particular focus on information relating to hazardous or polluting cargoes. The services also includes information that contributes toward maritime safety.

Last changed: 25. May 2013

The Norwegian Pilot Guide - Guide at sea

The Norwegian Pilot Guide is a description of the waters of the Norwegian coast, Svalbard and Jan Mayen – and a supplement to nautical charts.

Last changed: 25. May 2013

Securing ports

Port Security means that ports and port facilities must implement a minimum of security measures to enhance security for ships in international traffic and port facilities serving such ships.

Last changed: 25. May 2013

The ice service in Norway

The ice service provides information about ice conditions, and is part of the NCA's services. 

Last changed: 25. May 2013

The port structure in Norway

The port structure in Norway consists of five designated ports and 32 trunk network ports. The remainder are termed local harbours, fisheries harbours, recreational harbours and similar.

Last changed: 25. May 2013

The Loophole and the Banana Hole

Arises because of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and fisheries protection zone / fishery zone can not go further out to sea than 200 nautical mile.

Last changed: 20. May 2013

Demarcation Agreement with Russia

Previously, Norway and Russia had overlapping claims on the shelf and zone in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean.

Last changed: 20. May 2013