Supplying pilots for the tall ships

The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) to supply pilots for the tall ships. 

NCA will supply pilots and traffic services to the visiting ships during The Tall Ships Races 2018 Stavanger.

Several of the largest vessels will need pilots on board as they sail into Stavanger. The NCA will arrange this to ensure that the ships are safely navigated into port.

From the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) at Kvitsøy, the ships’ sails will be tracked along the coast and into Stavanger with vigilant eyes. The NCA will also provide a pilot boat during the tall ships event.

“We are pleased to be able to provide our services during The Tall Ships Races in 2018 and look forward in helping give the ships a warm welcome,” says Regional Director John Erik Hagen, of the NCA.

The ships appreciate being taken care of by good pilots and maritime traffic services when sailing to and from Stavanger.

“The NCA is an important partner for us. The services they offer help make Stavanger an attractive port for the tall ships, and the pilots make sure that the ships come into port in a safe way”, says Project Manager Knud Helge Robberstad.

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is a government agency responsible for coastal management, maritime safety and emergency response to acute pollution. The NCA´s Vessel Traffic Service centre at Kvitsøy is manned by experienced traffic managers who monitor and regulate commercial shipping from Jærkysten to Sunnhordland.  Pilot services also come under the NCA.

Photo: NCA Regional Director, John Erik Hagen and Stavanger Councillor, Per Kristian Vareide signing the cooperation agreement for The Tall Ships Races 2018 Stavanger.