Oslo. Fewer ships will sail in the Norwegian fjords from now on due to government regulations. Above all, no more cruise ships with heavy oil are to move in the fjords. This is reported by the Norwegian news channel NRK. This is an important step in order to protect the Stop climate change and protect the local fjords.
The Norwegians have introduced pollutant limits for ships' fuels, which apply in the fjords with immediate effect. Ships are not allowed to use open exhaust gas cleaning systems, nor are they allowed to carry out environmentally hazardous activities on board, such as burning waste or draining sewage.
From 2020, the requirements will be gradually tightened until finally, from 2026, no ships powered by heavy fuel oil will be allowed to operate in the fjords.