Regulations and statutes
Environmental challenges and alloction of anchoring spot in the Geirangerfjord.
Allocation of anchoring spot and mooring space:
Vessels planning to make a stop in the waters shall follow the directions of the Norwegian Coastal Directorate for a spot in which to anchor or moor. Vessels which fail to follow these instructions may be required to leave the waters. Stranda Port Authority refers to regulations 2004-12-07 no. 1634.
The Norwegian Coastal Directorate has the right to deny access to vessels if they believe that access would not be safe. Notification of denial shall be submitted as early as possible.
In special circumstances, the Norwegian Coastal Directorate may require a vessel to make use of a tug boat or to keep a tug boat prepared in the area.
A tug boat is recommended when two or more ships exceed 600 m in total. This applies to anchoring in Geiranger ( Lausneset/ Humlong )on the same day and at the same time. Alternatively, two ships may change “harbour” on the same day (Geiranger and Hellesylt).
Anchoring and environmental issues:
For 2012, Stranda Hamnevesen KF will introduce the following restrictions:
Ships anchoring south of a line between Lausneset bollard and Homlung:
When 2 ships anchored at the same time, total ship length not to exeed 600m
When 3 ships anchored at the same time, total ship length not to exeed 500m
Pos 5/6: Lausneset, sway only
When at anchor with stern moorings, ships length not to exeed 250 metres
Ships using garbage/ waste burners on board, are requested to switch them off when entering the port area.
Tender-boats are requested to stop engines at ship’s side and alongside jetty.
The anchoring plan is compiled by the Norwegian Coastal Directorate on the basis of this regulation and Stranda Hamnevesen KF’s restrictions. Safety considerations have top priority. In certain cases, the Norwegian Coastal Directorate requires additional reinforcements in the Geirangerfjord due to the size and manoeuvrability of the ships.
The above restrictions are obligatory for Stranda Port Authority.
Geiranger 05 March 2012
Rita Berstad Maraak