The Danish Maritime Authority informed that it no longer issues nationality certificates to recreational sailors with vessels below 20 bt. Instead, it has prepared a letter that recreational sailors can bring abroad as a replacement for the nationality certificate. The Danish Maritime Authority also confirmed that Danish owners of pleasure crafts have the right to sail under the Danish flag, subject to the Danish Maritime Shipping Act.
The Danish Maritime authority is responsible on making sure that safety is part of the innovative efforts taking place in the Blue Denmark, as electric ferries are developing in an unprecedented rate. Consequently, DMA is cooperating with the industry and other authorities and classification societies to highlight the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping sector, mostly focusing on safety.
As part of the launch of a cyber security strategy for shipping sector earlier this month, the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs published a threat assessment, providing an overview of the general cyber threat against the Danish maritime sector and informing the industry of threats in order to facilitate mitigation.
The Danish Maritime Authority launched on January 23, the first meeting in the Danish-South Korean Green Ship Expert Committee (GSEC). The collaboration is the result of the strategic partnership between Denmark and South Korea, that was formed during the 60-year anniversary, in 2011.
The European Commission decided to send an additional letter of formal notice to Denmark, over its failure to enforce several important provisions of the EU Control Regulation. These deficiencies undermine the accuracy of catch registration documents which are necessary for quota deduction purposes and to prevent overfishing.
During the annual joint ministerial meeting of African Union and European Union in Brussels, on 21-22 January, Denmark’s foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, announced a new phase of the country’s stabilisation programme for the Horn of Africa.
Germany’s gas imports decreased by 9% in November 2018 in comparison to the same month in 2017, according to Reuters. Yet, imports during the first 11 months, from January to November, experienced an increase of 9% than the same period , a year earlier.
The Danish Maritime Authority informed that Denmark has the fastest growing flag in global shipping? Namely, during 2018 Denmark experienced an increase of 19,9 % in terms of gross tons, which is the largest annual increase ever. Hong Kong and Liberia presented the largest gross tonnage improvement.
The Indian Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime issues between India and Denmark. The MoU will be signed during the upcoming visit of Denmark official to India in January, 2019.
As part of Denmark’s national strategy to improve cyber and information security, the Ministry of Business and Industry has launched a strategy for the shipping industry. The strategy contains initiatives to strengthen IT security and prevent cyber threats for the sector.
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