The Danish Maritime Authority informed that it is time to renew the CLC, bunkers, Athens and wreck removal certificates. Namely, insurance certificates must be renewed once a year when the underlying insurance expires. Certified vessels shall not enter into service without a valid certificate.
The EU-budget for structural funds is in its final phase of the current budget period, but there are still some funding opportunities available for maritime projects, as the Danish Maritime Authority informs. The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme has open calls for seed money projects with deadline on December 9, 2019.
The Danish maritime Authority announced Denmark has maintained its status through the US Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 program. The program recognizes and rewards vessels, as well as their owners and Flag Administrations, for their commitment to safety and quality.
Starting from 1st September, seafarers on Danish ships no longer need to hold Danish health certificates, the Danish Maritime Authority announced, in line with a changing scheme for medical examinations of seafarers and fishermen. Instead, the certificate must follow international rules.
Shortly after it revealed plans for a new digital Danish Register of Shipping, the Danish Maritime Authority informed it reached an important milestone for digital certificates in Ningbo, China. The Danish-flagged container ship ‘Mumbai Maersk’ passed PSC without remarks, only using digital certificates.
The Danish Maritime Authority revealed plans to start developing the new digital Danish Register of Shipping, expected to be operational by 2020. With a digital register of shipping, it seeks to reduce administrative burden and lower costs for business communities.
Danish Maritime sees sustainability challenges for the maritime sector as commercial rather than technical. Solutions are available either in the market or as proven pilot projects, but wide implementation is lagging due to split incentives and delays in legislation, argues Jenny Braat.
The Danish Maritime Authority announced the launch of a pilot project concerning digital certificates for seafarers. The Mumbai Maersk vessel sailed on May 29 from Port of Aarhus towards destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia with crew certificates that are entirely digital instead of traditional paper certificates.
The Danish Maritime Authority attended the stage at the International Maritime Organization in London to present their project on digital certificates for seafarers. The Authority’s representatives noted that while the digitalization of certificates for seafarers is in great progress, they are now initiating a proof of concept-project to demonstrate how it will function in practice.
Denmark and Ghana have cooperated on e-navigation solutions, implementation of international regulations and training of tugboat captains since 2015. This week, the two countries extended the strategic sector cooperation until 2021. The overall purpose of the strategic sector cooperation between Denmark and Ghana is to boost capacity building in the maritime sector that benefits both countries.
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