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New Norwegian-Russian ship reporting system in place

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

“Safety at sea in the Barents area has been further strengthened through the introduction of the new Norwegian-Russian ship reporting system Barents SRS. The system is a tangible result of the good Norwegian-Russian cooperation on infrastructure and safety at sea in the north,” says Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen.

“Safety at sea in the Barents area has been further strengthened through the introduction of the new Norwegian-Russian ship reporting system Barents SRS. The system is a tangible result of the good Norwegian-Russian cooperation on infrastructure and safety at sea in the north,” says Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen.

Through the new mandatory reporting system, the Vessel Traffic Services in Murmansk and Vardø will receive early notification of traffic that requires particular attention, for example vessels carrying petroleum cargo, radioactive cargo and vessels under tow. All vessels above 5,000 gross tons are also obliged to report.
Barents SRS will give Norwegian and Russian authorities an improved basis for decisions in case of accidents, and in pollution response and rescue operations.

“In my view, reporting regimes should not be a burden on the shipping industry. The new ship reporting system is the first fully electronic system in the world that is approved by the UN maritime organization IMO, and it is thus much more efficient than manual reporting systems” says Berg-Hansen.

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