Emergency ports

The dataset includes a description of the Norwegian Coastal Administration's pre-evaluated emergency port locations included in the Norwegian Coastal Administration's emergency response plans. These locations are deemed to be the most relevant locations in which to place ships in distress in order to avoid or limit acute pollution. The data constitutes part of the Norwegian Coastal Administration's decision support tool for use in situations where there is a risk of acute pollution or such pollution has already occurred. In individual situations, any location is a possible emergency port. Emergency port categories: The emergency port locations are divided into three categories. Category 1: Emergency ports that are particularly well-suited for the biggest ships (tankers and large bulk carriers). Category 1 emergency ports will primarily be needed in connection with outer fairways used by tankers, as well as fairways into oil terminals and other ports used by tankers and product tankers. Can also be used by other traffic in the area. Design sizes (metres); Length: 330, Width: 60, Draught: 18 Category 2: Emergency ports for the anticipated traffic in the area. Primarily ships over 5000 BT. Design sizes (metres); Length: 200, Width: 25, Draught: 10.5 Category 3: A third category has been introduced in some Norwegian Coastal Administration regions, with a maximum ship length of 120 metres and a maximum width of 15 metres. The maximum depth is then assessed in each individual case, depending on local conditions, to see whether the ship can approach safely. Design sizes (metres); Length: 120, Width: 15

Status: Submitted

Submitter: Norwegian Mapping Authority

Owner: The Norwegian Coastal Administration

Version number 1

Updated: 7/8/2020 4:19:30 AM


Used by the Norwegian Coastal Administration and partners, or the ship itself, to anchor up/beach any disabled ships. The emergency port locations are pre-evaluated and deemed to be the most relevant locations in which to place ships in distress in order to avoid or limit acute contamination.

Theme: Transportation

In scope of Inspire Directive: No

DOK according to KMD-definitions: No

In scope of Norway digital agreement: Yes

Land-use plans subject to law (PBL): No

In scope of the Geodata Act: No

Mareano: No

Ecological Base Map: No


DOK-status: Proposal

DOK-status date approved:

Updated: 7/8/2020 4:19:30 AM

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