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  • Update on the coronavirus in the shipping sector

    • 3/2/2020
    • 4:32 PM
    • News and updates, News, Covid-19

    The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has noticed an increase in questions about the coronavirus related to seafarers. If necessary, the NMA will assist the shipping companies related to any operational challenges due to the virus outbreak.

  • Does not fear for his job after first automatic fjord crossing

    • 2/21/2020
    • 2:45 PM
    • News and updates, News

    The ferry MF Bastø VI recently made its first fully automated voyage between Horten and Moss with passengers on board. The new support system installed by Torghatten and Bastø Fosen provides a platform for optimised fuel consumption, reduced greenhouse gas emissions as well as more exact timekeeping.

  • Prohibitation on the carriage of non-compliant fuel

    • 1/22/2020
    • 8:27 AM
    • News and updates, News

    The Tokyo and Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on port State control (PSC) have been working collaboratively to ensure that vessel owners and operators are aware that under the Authorities belonging to these MoUs, inspections will be undertaken to ensure compliance with the new sulphur limit requirements on marine fuel oil, from 1 January 2020.

  • Following the situation in the Persian Gulf

    • 1/3/2020
    • 4:51 PM
    • News and updates, News

    The Norwegian Maritime Authority has received questions regarding the security level and situation in the Persian Gulf. So far, the security level is unchanged. The level has already been raised due to previous security risk assessments.