Norway and Russia Sign Updated Agreement on Security at Sea

On 14 December, Norway and Russia signed an agreement about changes to the Incidents at Sea Agreement from 1990.

The updated agreement contributes to bilateral agreements’ keeping up with technological developments, according to the Norwegian government. The agreement is extended to also include ROV's, as well as air-based vessels, and a new ban is introduced on using laser in ways that may endanger health or damage equipment.

The INCSEA Agreement is to prevent dangerous incidents from occurring as a consequence of Norwegian and Russian military ships and planes operating immediately near one another.