Norwegian Coastal Administration

Norwegian Coastal Administration


The Norwegian Coastal Administration is an agency of the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs responsible for services related to maritime safety, maritime infrastructure, transport efficiency, and emergency response to acute pollution.The main objective of the NCA is to ensure safe and efficient navigation in the fairways along the coast and into ports, as well as national preparedness for acute pollution.

The Norwegian Coastal Administration participates in coastal planning and exercises authority pursuant to the Harbour and Fairway Act and Pilotage Act, as well as parts of the Pollution Act, Svalbard Environmental Act, and Planning and Building Act. 

In order to solve these national tasks, the Norwegian Coastal Administration co-operates widely with other public agencies that are responsible for safety, transport and preparedness in related areas.The Norwegian Coastal Administration also participates actively in international work in its areas of specialisation.It’s most important tasks cover:Development and maintenance of fairways and fishing ports; Aids to navigation services; Vessel Traffic Services; Pilot services; Reporting services and navigational warnings and services; National preparedness against acute pollution; Exercising maritime legislation and transport planning.

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