The Navy operates six mine-clearance vessels: three minesweepers (Alta-class) and three mine-hunting vessels (Oksøy-class).
The mine-clearance vessels' tasks are to keep national and
international waters clear of mines. Normally the Navy always has one
mine-clearance vessels in NATO's standing mine-clearance force. The
vessels cooperate closely with mine-hunting diver command in operations which include mine-hunting dives and explosive clearing.
- Dimensions: 55.2 metres (length) – 13.6 metres (width) – 21 metres (height) – 2.5 metres (draught)
- Displacement: 375 tonnes
- Crew: 32+
- Speed: 23 knots