Navtex

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NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) is a medium frequency service for delivering navigational and meteorological warnings in form of textual messages. It uses 490 kHz and 518 kHz frequencies. Messages can be received up to 400 nm off shore. The messages consist … Read More

Notice to Mariners

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Notice to Mariners (Etterretninger for sjøfarende – Esf) containing changes and other important matters for safety of navigation, is available from the Statens Kartverk website. The notice is issued every other week and is available free of charge. The complete edition can be downloaded in pdf format … Read More

Nautical charts on paper

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Statens Kartverk is the publisher of the official nautical charts. The charts are available in Print on Demand mode, what means that they can be ordered only through authorized dealers. Ordered charts will be updated to the recent Notice to Mariners at the moment of printing. … Read More

COLREGS extension

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Extensions to COLREGS for Norwegian waters are included in chapter 2 of Sjøveisreglene. For leisure vessels the most interesting rules are described below. Rule 39 says, that all these rules apply also to foreign vessels. Rule 40: in the ports and other designated … Read More

Pilot books – Havneguiden

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Havneguiden is a series of harbour guides of Scandinavia, the Baltic coast, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia. The individual volumes are available in various languages. Each one describes hundreds of ports and harbours. Every description consist of general and nautical information, … Read More

Nautical charts – Kystverket

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Kystverket is a national agency under the Ministry of Transport which is responsible for the safety of maritime transport, its development and marine infrastructure. One of its tasks is updating nautical charts in cooperation with Kartverket – the agency responsible for the geodetic data. Charts are available … Read More

Nautical charts – gulesider.no

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Gulesider.no (yellow pages) is a telephone index of residents, businesses and institutions in Norway. It can be searched by name, address, phone number, etc. The website contains a detailed map of Norway kart.gulesider.no. The map has several layers and one of them is a nautical … Read More

Navigation marks

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In addition to standard IALA region A marks in Norwegian fjords one can encounter non-standard navigtion marks in form of poles or mounds. They are located in dangerous spots like underwater rocks or shoals. In Nowegian they are called jernstake (jernstang), varde … Read More