The Plan

Scroll to the top

Appendix to Clause 3-15: Trading Limits

  • Introduction

    In the 2007 Version of the Norwegian Marine Insurance Plan, changes have been made in the geographical definition of the trading area in I, no. 1.3, first and second sub-clauses, and in II, no. 2. Furthermore, a new no. 5 has been introduced under II. New maps have also been produced to show the changes.

    Under the new geographical definition in no. 1.3, first sub-clause, the limit of the excluded trading area has been moved north of Sakhalin and the Aleutian Islands. Consequently, there is no longer a need for any longitudinal limitation along this latitude. 

    No. 1.3, second sub-clause, has been amended to the effect that the Bering Sea north of the Aleutian Islands can also be accessed or departed from through the Amchitka and Amukta Passes. Ships sailing north of the Aleutian Islands may not proceed north of 54° 30’ north.

    As regards the definition of the conditional trading area in II, the geographical limits of the conditional trading area in the Baltic Sea in no. 1 have been maintained. On the other hand, the period of time during which the insurers may require an additional premium has been extended to the period from 15 December to 15 May for all three conditional trading areas in the Baltic Sea, i.e. a common time period applies to the Gulf of Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Riga. A new no. 5 that regulates East-Asian waters has also been included. This new conditional trading area corresponds to the area that has been removed from the excluded trading area under no. 1.3.

  • I. Excluded trading areas, cf. Clause 3-15, sub-clause 3 (Map No. 1)

    1. The northern hemisphere


    1.1 European-Arctic waters

    The waters north of 72° north latitude, the area extending 100 nautical miles from the baseline of East Greenland and the area extending 50 nautical miles from the baseline of Jan Mayen. However, the limitation does not apply to voyages made directly to Longyearbyen and Sveagruven on Svalbard when the ship passes 72° north latitude no earlier than 15 May, and departs from these places no later than 31 October. Ships making such voyages shall pass no closer than 20 nautical miles and no further than 100 nautical miles west of Bjørnøya.

    1.2 Euro-Asian Arctic waters

    The waters north of the Euro-Asian continent east of 35° east longitude.

    1.3 East-Asian waters and the Bering Sea

    East-Asian waters and the Bering Sea north of 54° 30’ north latitude and waters that can only be accessed by crossing this line, including voyages to the Aleutian Islands.

    On voyages between places within the ordinary trading areas the ship must in the Bering Sea pass west of Buldir Island or through the Amchitka, Amukta or Unimak Passes, on condition that it is equipped with up-to-date navigation equipment for these waters.

    1.4 North and North-Eastern American waters and the waters off West Greenland

    The waters north of 60° north latitude and waters which can only be accessed by crossing this line. The St. Lawrence Seaway and the North American Great Lakes during periods when ship traffic in the canals is prohibited by the authorities.

    2. The southern hemisphere

    The waters south of 50° south latitude and the areas extending to 50 nautical miles from the baselines of Kerguelen, Crozet Islands and Prince Edward Islands. However, the limitation does not apply to voyages to Patagonia, Chile or the Falkland Islands, nor to passages through the waters south of 50° south latitude on voyages between places north of this latitude. Such voyages shall not be made more than 50 nautical miles south of the baselines of Chile, Patagonia and the Falkland Islands.

    Map No. 1
    Please click on the map to view a larger version.

    Map 01

  • II. Conditional trading areas, cf. Clause 3-15, sub-clause 2

    1. The Baltic Sea (Map No. 2)

    • The Gulf of Bothnia north of the line Umeå – Vasa,
    • The Gulf of Finland east of 25° 45' east longitude,
    • The waters east of the line Dagerort – Lyserort,
      during the period 15 December to 15 May, both days included.


    2. Labrador (Map No. 3)

    The waters from Cape St. Charles to 60° north latitude, all year.

    3. Gulf of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence River (Map No. 3)

    • The waters within lines drawn between Port Mulgrave and Port Hastings (Strait of Canso), Cape North and Cape Ray (Cabot Strait), Cape Bauld and Cape St. Charles (Strait of Belle Isle) and Baie Comeau and Matane (St. Lawrence River) during the period 21 December - 4 April.
    • The waters from the line Baie Comeau - Matane up to and including the port of Montreal during the periods 6 December - 15 January, 16 January - 15 March, 16 March - 4 April.


    4. St. Lawrence Seaway and the North American Great Lakes (Map No. 3)

    The area above Montreal from the opening of the canals until 30 November.

    The area of Montreal and below after 30 November.

    5. East-Asian waters (Map No. 4)

    East-Asian waters north of 46° north latitude and south of 54° 30' north latitude to 170° east longitude during the period from 1 November to 1 June, both days included.

    Map 02

    Please click on the map to view a larger version.

    Map 02

    Map 03

    Please click on the map to view a larger version.

    Map 03

    Map 04

    Please click on the map to view a larger version.

    Map 04