Re. the regulations concerning guaranteed remuneration and repatriation of employees aboard ships registered in the NIS No. 146 of 18 February 2005.


The regulations apply to any employee who is not covered by Norwegian social security schemes pursuant to statute or to a reciprocal agreement or by the social security Regulation of the EEA Agreement, Regulation (EEC) No. 1408/71, Article 14b, and who is employed on board ships registered in the Norwegian International Ship Register.

Maximum amounts of the guarantee

  • NOK 500,000.
  • Exemptions may be granted according to the following scale, provided the employees’ and employers’ organizations concerned agree to it:

a) total crew from 1 to 5 employees; NOK 250,000;

b) total crew from 6 to 10 employees; NOK 350,000.

  • For ships classified under the Norwegian Maritime Authority’s vessel type code 5 B and 5 F, the guarantee for an individual ship shall be at least NOK 2 million

Requirements for the guarantor

Insurance companies licensed to carry out such business activity in Norway.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry may upon application permit other persons to furnish a guarantee for the whole or parts of the guarantee.
See the approved guarantors listed below.

Guarantees of NOK 250 000 or NOK 350 000

The following forms must be sent to the Department of Ship Registration:
KR-0017  Declaration from the owner

KR-0018  Consent from the employer / employee unions.

Please note that these forms are available in Norwegian only.

The signed forms should be sent to There is no need to forward the originals afterwards.

Is the ship without crew?

The owner completes declaration KR-0015 (Norwegian only) and sends it to The original is not to be forwarded afterwards.

Does the crew consist of EEA nationals only?

KR-0016 (Norwegian only) must be completed by the owner and sent to  The original is not to be forwarded afterwards.

Approved guarantors

Bank of Ireland
BNBank ASA (tidl. Glitnir Bank)
Chase Manhattan Bank Plc., London
Den Danske Bank
Eik Banki Føroya P/F
Finansbanken ASA
Fokus Bank ASA             
Föreningsbanken AB, Sverige
Føroya Banki, Færøyene
Føroya Sparikassi, Færøyene
Gjensidige Bank AS
Kystrederiene AS/ Coastal Shipowners
Narvik Sparebank
Nedship Bank (Nordic)
Nesset Sparebank
Nordbanken, Gøteborg
Nordea Bank Finland Plc
Nordea Bank Norge ASA
Nordea Bank Sverige AB
Norges Rederiforbund/ Norwegian Shipowners' Association
Pareto Bank ASA
Royal Bank of Scotland
Skandinanviska Enskilda Banken, Sverige
Skudenes & Aakra Sparebank
Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge
Sparebank 1 SMN
Sparebank 1 SR-Bank
Sparebanken Møre
Sparebanken NOR
Sparebanken Pluss
Sparebanken Rana
Sparebanken Sogn og Fjordane
Sparebanken Sør, Arendal
Sparebanken Sør, Tvedestrand
Sparebanken Vest
Svenska Handelsbanken
The Fuji Bank Ltd., Japan
Totens Sparebank
Uni Storebrand