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Information in view of new coronavirus 2019-nCoV

Safety at sea The Swedish Coast Guard is the national point of contact for shipping and is responsible for accepting and reviewing advance notifications for border control and maritime security. In view of the spread of the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV, the obligations of captains to report any suspected infection aboard their ships are emphasised.

Information on personal data incident

About us Kustbevakningen (the Swedish Coast Guard) has disclosed personal data to an unauthorised recipient. Due to an incorrectly spelled error, the personal data were sent to the wrong email address. In accordance with GDPR, there is a duty to report certain types of personal data breach incidents.

Eco-friendly solutions save diesel and electricity

Technology Optimisation of engine speed and propeller blade pitch. Better control of engine room fans. New LED lighting. These are just some of the eco-friendly, cost-effective energy saving measures implemented on a number of Swedish Coast Guard vessels.

High levels of collective presence at ports paying off

Cooperation Initiatives focusing on organised acquisitive crime have been in progress this week. The Swedish Coast Guard, the Swedish Police Authority and the Swedish Customs Service worked side-by-side to enhance the power of inspections performed on port sites.

He headed up the rescue operation when Makassar Highway ran aground

Sustainable environment When car carrier Makassar Highway ran aground in the Tjust archipelago a year ago, Roger Gebauer headed up the Swedish Coast Guard’s operations the first few days. "In the role of incident commander, it is important to be humble, be able to trust your colleagues and dare to make decisions even when the outcome is uncertain."

Vessels exempted from reporting obligation to Swedish Coast Guard

Safety at sea As a result of the Swedish Maritime Administration’s update of Maritime Single Window on 5 October, a new function will be available for portal users. Now an active selection is to be made specifying whether the vessel has a reporting obligation to the Swedish Coast Guard or not.

Operation Poseidon

Frontex The Swedish Coast Guard has been part of operation Poseidon, led by Frontex. The operation was replaced by Poseidon Rapid Intervention in 2016. A coastal patrol boat, KBV 477, has been deployed to the island of Lesvos since October 2015. An additional coastal patrol boat, KBV 476, was added to the operation on 1 April 2016.