2021-21. * New Chart (NC): 62 “Entrance to Hyttevågen”

New Chart 62 “Entrance to Hyttevågen” is a nautical chart covering a central part of Ølve (Norway). The chart shows depths and navigational aids in Storeholsund, as well as approaches to the berths at Dalsjøen, Korshamn, Vesleholsund, and Nyhamar / Palfinger Marine.

Please note that the age and quality of most of the hydrographic source information used to compile this first edition of chart 62 is not satisfactory by modern survey standards. Official Norwegian paper charts are also not satisfactory within the area of this chart due to their small scale. Mariners should consider using Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) NO4F1011 “Kvinnheradsfjorden” in addition to this chart, particularly on deep-draft vessels.

Scale: 1:5000
Format: ISO A4
Datum: ETRS89 (WGS84 compatible)
Small corrections: 30 April 2021
Corner coordinates:
60° 00′ 22″ N, 5° 48′ 09″ E of Greenwich (SW corner)
60° 00′ 48″ N, 5° 49′ 30″ E of Greenwich (NE corner)

2021-19. * Chart 61: Revised Reprint

A Revised Reprint of chart 61 “Ølveskysten” is available. The new print does not incorporate changes significant to navigation other than those previously promulgated in Notices to Mariners. All copies of the 1st edition (dated August 2014) remain in force.

Small corrections: 27 April 2021

2021-14. * Husavågen: Overhead cables

Delete overhead cables (symbol D26) in positions (a) and (b):
59° 59.8′ N, 004° 55.5′ W of Oslo, (a, clearance 6.5 m)
60° 01.0′ N, 004° 53.2′ W of Oslo, (b, clearance 10 m)

Remark: The overhead cable with clearance 9 m close by (b) remains unchanged.

2021-10. * (T) Husavågen: Works in progress

Insert maritime limit (symbol N1.1) joining positions (a)–(b) and (c)–(d):
59° 59.8′ N, 5° 47.8′ E (a)
59° 59.8′ N, 5° 48.8′ E (b)
60° 60.1′ N, 5° 48.0′ E (c)
60° 60.0′ N, 5° 58.7′ E (d)

Insert legend Works in progress (2021) (symbol F32) between maritime limits above.

See also navigational warning 2021-6.

2021-8. * (T) Husavågen: Works in progress

Insert maritime limit (symbol N1.1) joining positions (a)–(b) and (c)–(d):
59° 59.7′ N, 4° 55.3′ W of Oslo (a)
59° 59.7′ N, 4° 54.3′ W of Oslo (b)
60° 60.1′ N, 4° 55.1′ W of Oslo (c)
60° 60.0′ N, 4° 54.4′ W of Oslo (d)

Insert legend Under arbeid (2021) (symbol F32) between maritime limits above.

See also navigational warning 2021-6.

2021-6. * Husavågen: Submarine installations under construction

Submarine power cables and water supply pipelines are being constructed in Husavågen. Once completed, they are meant to run between Tråvik and Grønnevika.

Several work vessels may operate in the vicinity of position 59° 59.9′ N, 5° 48.3′ E (WGS84). They may display ball–diamond–ball or other signals according to COLREGS. Work vessels include:

  • ALPHA, call sign LG2502
  • NAUTILUS MAXI, call sign LM5881
  • SJØBAS, call sign JXTC

Mariners are cautioned against all seabed activities in the works area, particularly fishing and use of the recommended anchorage close by.

2020-33. * Chart 64: New Edition (NE)

Chart 64 “Harbours in Husavågen” has been published as a New Edition (NE) on 30 September 2020. This New Edition cancels the previous edition (published in 2019), making all older copies obsolete.

Changes in this New Edition:

  • New plan: Dalsjøen (1:2000)
  • New plan: Tråvik (1:2000)
  • Existing plans have been refined with new information that has been received.
  • Graduation has been added to existing plans.
  • Plan A “Berge” has been renamed “Øyro”.

This chart is free content, licensed for reuse under the terms of CC-BY-ND 4.0.
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2020-27. * Chart NO 20: New Edition (NE)

Chart NO 20 “Sunnhordlandsfjordene” has been published as a New Edition (NE) by Kartverket on 26 April 2019.

This New Edition cancels the previous edition (published in 2015). However, it does not contain any changes significant to navigation, therefore it does not make the 2015 edition obsolete and it may safely be treated as a Revised Reprint by pleasure craft not required by law to carry up-to-date official charts (e. g. Forskrift om navigasjons­hjelpemidler / SchSV Anlage 1 C.I.4.3.).

Comprehensive list of changes in this (Limited) New Edition:

  • All issued official Norwegian Efs up to and including Efs 07/19 have been applied.
  • Magnetic variation has been updated (see also NM 2020-25 * T).
  • 53 topographic names have been added, removed, completely replaced, or otherwise considerably changed.
  • 128 topographic names have undergone minor spelling changes.
  • The coastline in the harbour of Eidsvik (Halsnøya) has been slightly refined.

While the 2015 edition may safely continue to be used for navigation, obtaining this updated version of chart NO20 is still recommended even for pleasure craft: Occasionally geographical names are spoken or spelled (for example when reporting positions by radiotelephone), and it is useful that all parties involved in such communication use the same reference for such names. Considering that, it would seem sensible for all chart users to obtain this New Edition at their earliest convenience in spite of the lack of changes significant to navigation.


  • Efs 08/19 (60166 *), Kartverket Norway, 30 April 2019
  • Differential image analysis of chart NO 20, comparing PODs dated 6 July 2018 and 10 May 2019.