Denmark introduced new regulation, aiming to simplify the handling of medical supplies for survival craft and the handling of medicine onboard Danish ships abroad. The regulation will be in effect from 1 July 2018.
According to data provided by Danish Maritime Authority, the requirement for ships’ medicine to be bought from a Danish pharmacy will be abolished upon the new regulations become effective.
This is a considerable advantage when ships located far from Denmark are switching to the Danish flag.
In addition, the new regulations are also expected to make it easier for Danish survival craft manufacturers and service stations to import the medicine required onboard.
Despite enhanced regulatory flexibility, the medicine procured abroad must meet the same quality standards as those applicable today. The Danish Maritime Authority ensures this by providing a list of medicaments and approved alternatives to be used by shipowners and on board ships.
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