The Faroe Islands to take over responsibility for navigation marking and lighthouse authority
The Faroese Parliament voted unanimously this week to transfer jurisdiction for navigation marking and lighthouse authority from Danish to Faroese authorities. This means that Faroese authorities will assume full legislative and administrative powers in the area and have responsibility for associated costs.
Navigation marking and lighthouse authority
The Faroese nation is inseparably bound to the sea and for this reason representatives of the government parties have great focus on strengthening the maritime industry making it pioneering within safety and sustainability. The transfer of powers for navigation marking and lighthouse authority is part of this development. The transfer includes 24 lighthouses around the islands, rescue of shipwrecks today causing possible harm to sailing and fisheries, as well as other areas within the legislative.
From 1 June 2024
The transfer of powers from Danish to Faroese authorities will take effect from 1 June 2024.