Upgrading of lighthouses will make the coast safer

Filtvet lighthouse in Hurum.Filtvet lighthouse in Hurum.Photo: Paul Kleiven / NTB scanpix

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is well underway with the upgrade of about 1,900 old lighthouses along the coast, writes NRK. The changes will make it safer to travel at sea.

The work began in Sørlandet, and so far a third of it has been done.

The reorganization takes place in connection with the lighthouse system in the country being changed from a special Norwegian system to the international IALA standard.

This means, among other things, that sailing in the white sector will give the green light if you get too far to starboard (right), and red light if you get too far to port (left).

“When the work is finished, you should be able to sail safely using navigation installations along the way,” says Project Manager Steinar Hansen at the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

He adds that the job involves removing old lights and setting up new lights with indirect lighting. The purpose of the changes is to make it more predictable and safer to travel at sea.

The work is estimated to be completed by the end of 2025.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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