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Encyclopedia > Norwegian Coast Guard
Norwegian Defence

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The Norwegian Coast Guard, or Kystvakten in Norwegian, is a part of the Royal Norwegian Navy, but has separate vessels, many of which are purpose-built. All coast guard vessels have the prefix KV (Kongelig Vakttjeneste ("Royal Guardservice")). Four of these vessels are capable of embarking one or more helicopters. Norway's exclusive economic zone, the Coast Guard's area of responsibility, is about 2.2 million square kilometers, the largest in Western Europe. Norway has mandatory military service for males (6-12 months of training) and voluntary service for females. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) (Norwegian: Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Army (Norwegian: Hæren) is Norways military land force. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Home Guard (Norwegian: Heimevernet), is a rapid mobilization force in the Norwegian military. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks // The green part represents soldiers and the equivalent of non-commissioned officers. ... Image File history File links Kystvakten. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ... Sea areas in international rights Under the law of the sea, an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is a seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources. ... A current understanding of Western Europe. ...


The flag of the Coast Guard is the international inspection pennant as ratified by the Hague Convention of 1882.[1] The international inspection pennant is an international flag for fisheries inspection vessels currently used by the fisheries inspection branches of the European Union, France, New Zealand and Norway. ... The longtime status of Netherlands as a largely neutral nation in international conflicts and the corresponding ascendance of The Hague as a primary location for diplomatic and international conferences has led to several negotiated conventions over the years being termed the Hague Convention: The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

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History

The Coast Guard was established 1 April 1977. Before that, the functions of a coast guard had been carried out by different organisations within the Royal Norwegian Navy. One of the oldest of these organisations were groups of navy ships organised to prevent foreign ships from fishing in Norwegian territorial waters. A Coast Guard division named Det Regionale Sjømilitære Fiskerioppsyn has now taken on that responsibility. Even earlier, no specialized guard system existed - guarding the home territorial waters was carried out by regular ships from the Navy itself, and it was not until after WWI that purpose-built vessels was constructed and comissioned. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


After the Second World War, no dedicated guard and surveilaice ships were built until 1957, when three whaling boats bought from South-Georgia came into service as the Andenes-class; Andenes, Nordkapp and Senja. These ship names were later handed over to those of the Nordkapp-class in 1980. The new Nordkapp-class is still in commission today.


Coast Guard units and vessels

  • Coast Guard Squadron South

The Norwegian Coast Guard icebreaker and offshore patrol vessel KV Svalbard (W303) was constructed by Langsten AG at Tangen Verft shipyard in Kragerø and launched on February 17, 2001. ... Nordkapp class OPV (Norway) Data: 3200 tons displacement 22 knots max speed Hangar for one helicopter (Lynx, NH90 from 2007) 57mm Bofors gun 12. ... KV Harstad is a purpose-built offshore patrol vessel for the Norwegian Coast Guard. ... The Nornen class patrol vessel is an inshore patrol vessel designed for coast guard duties such as search and rescue, fire fighting, environmental protection, customs duties and police duties. ... The Nornen class patrol vessel is an inshore patrol vessel designed for coast guard duties such as search and rescue, fire fighting, environmental protection, customs duties and police duties. ... KV Ålesund is a purpose-built, but leased, offshore patrol vessel for the Norwegian Coast Guard. ... KV Eigun is a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel. ... KV Garsøy (KV6) is a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel. ... The Nornen class patrol vessel is an inshore patrol vessel designed for coast guard duties such as search and rescue, fire fighting, environmental protection, customs duties and police duties. ... The Nornen class patrol vessel is an inshore patrol vessel designed for coast guard duties such as search and rescue, fire fighting, environmental protection, customs duties and police duties. ... For other types of Hybrid Transportation, see Hybrid (disambiguation)#Transportation. ... This article is about the fuel. ... Liquefied natural gas or LNG is natural gas that has been processed to remove either valuable components e. ... The Barentshav class of offshore patrol vessels will consist of three vessels powered by liquefied natural gas. ...

References

  1. ^ Kystvaktflagget (Flag of the Coast Guard)

External links

  • Kystvakten - official web pages in English
  • Kystvakten - official web pages
  • Norwegian Coast Guard (English)
  • Defenseindustrydaily: Norway's new OPV's

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