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Compulsory pilotage?

The Norwegian ministry for fishery and coast has plans to introduce compulsory pilotage in Svalbard for certain ships, such as passenger vessels with a length of 70 metres or more and a width of 20 metres or more, possibly also smaller ones, 24 metres long or more. Background is a report that states that cruise tourism involves a „serious environmental risk“, such as oil leakage in case of groundings.

Before relevant legislation may come into force, it has to go through a hearing process.

Ship aground: always a bad thing. Here the former coastguard ship Kongsøy on well charted rocks near Smeerenburg.

Compulsory pilotage? - Kongsoy

Source: Svalbardposten

last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange