Reporting of the signing on and signing off of seafarers as well as of crew information
Who is covered?
When seafarers sign on or off a Danish ship, the Danish Maritime Authority must be informed of this. This obligation applies to ordinary and not ordinary seafarers as well as the ship’s master.
However, the reporting obligation does not apply to:
- Sea-going passenger ships of or above 20 tonnes on regular service.
- Other sea-going ships for special purposes of or above 20 tonnes exclusively engaged on voyages between Danish ports.
- Fishing vessels with a length below 45 metres.
- Ships other than fishing vessels below 20 tonnes.
- Passenger ships that are not sea-going.
- Barges, lighters, dredgers and floating cranes.
- Vessels that have been declared worthy of preservation.
- Recreational craft.
What must be reported?
As the master of the ship, you must ensure that, within 12 hours after the signing on or off of a seafarer, the following crew information is reported to the Danish Maritime Authority:
- The seafarer’s name, civil registration number and position on board.
- Name and distinctive number or letter of ship.
- Whether the seafarer is employed by a shipping company.
- Date when signing on or signing off.
- In case of signing off, the reason for discontinuing the service must be reported.
- The trading are in which the seafarer has or is to do service.
- If you are the master of the ship, the shipping company is obliged to report the information about you.
Reporting to the Danish Maritime Authority
The reporting of crew information must be digital. Digital reporting.
The Danish Maritime Authority’s system for digital reporting of crew information is to be used (in Danish).
Additional information about digital reporting is available from:
The reporting of crew information must be digital. The Danish Maritime Authority’s system for digital reporting of crew information is to be used, which is available in Danish . Additional information about digital reporting is available from: