The Norwegian National Coastal Administration

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is an advisory and executive body for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries in the management of ports and fairways.

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is responsible for maritime safety and general accessibility in Norwegian waters. This includes the responsibility for navigational infrastructure, development and maintenance of fairways and fishing ports facilities, pilotage services, vessel traffic services, and management in accordance with the Ports and Waterways Act. The Norwegian Coastal Administration is also responsible for the national preparedness against acute pollution.

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is divided into four functions or areas of activity (functional organization): 1) Transport, ports and fairways, 2) Navigation technology and maritime services, 3) Environmental preparedness, and 4) The pilotage service.

The agency has offices in Arendal, Haugesund, Ålesund, Kabelvåg and Honningsvåg, in addition to several service stations and entities along the entire coast.

The Director General is based in Ålesund and is head of the organization.

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