A large part of the certificates expire on February 20, 2020. These are typically CLC, bunkers, Athens and wreckage removal certificates based on P&I insurance. However, some CLC, bunkers, Athens and wreckage certificates expire on dates other than February 20, 2020.

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This typically applies to certificates issued on the basis of insurance statements (Blue Cards) from insurance companies outside the International Group of P&I Clubs . Shipping companies with Blue Cards from these companies should pay particular attention to applying for a certificate renewal well in advance, as the companies usually have to be approved by the Danish Maritime Authority once a year.

The Danish Maritime Authority digitally issues insurance certificates for ships that meet the conditions for issuance.

CLC Certificate

The CLC certificate regards insurance for liability for oil pollution damage during transport of oil. Danish ships carrying more than 2,000 tonnes of hydrocarbon mineral oil must have a certificate.

The certificate requirement also applies to foreign ships that will enter the Danish port, loading or unloading point or continental shelf, and which carry over 2,000 tonnes of oil in bulk as cargo.

Bunker Certificate

The bunker certificate regards insurance for liability for pollution damage caused by bunker oil. Danish ships with a gross tonnage of 1,000 or more must have the certificate.

The certificate requirement also applies to foreign vessels with a gross tonnage of 1,000 or more, who will enter the Danish port, loading or unloading point or continental shelf, or who will operate permanently on Danish maritime territory.

Athens Certificate

The Athens Certificate regards insurance for liability for passengers and their luggage in case of an accident during commercial passenger transport. Danish passenger ships in international traffic as well as Danish passenger ships in Class A and B in national traffic must have a certificate.

The certificate requirement also applies to foreign ships that will enter the Danish port, loading or unloading point or continental shelf, including foreign class A and B passenger ships sailing at national speed.

Wreck Removal Certificate

Finally, the wreck removal certificate regards insurance for liability in the identification, marking and removal of wrecks. Danish ships with a gross tonnage of 300 or more must have a certificate.