Fishing vessels


Which regulations and requirements for the crew must you be aware of as the owner of a fishing vessel? Learn more below.

Fishing vessels with a length below 15 metres

Requirements for the crew on board fishing vessels with a length below 15 metres
 

Fishing vessels with a length between 15 and 45 metres

The same requirements as for fishing vessels with a length below 15 metres (see above). 

On vessels with a length between 15 and 45 metres, there must be a master and a mate holding certificates of competency in accordance with the table below:

            Area of operation             Master             Mate
Trade in limited waters Skipper, 3rd class on fishing vessels Mate, 3rd class on fishing vessels. However, on vessels under 24 metres in length, second hand on fishing vessels
Other trade Skipper, 1st class on fishing vessels Mate, 1st class on fishing vessels


If the vessels in the table above have:

  • an output between 100 kW and 750 kW
  • and are capable of making propeller operations and regulating the engine from the conning position      

    there must:
  • in limited waters be a person holding a certificate of competency in motor operation
  • and in unlimited waters be two persons holding certificates of competency in motor operation.

These persons can be employed for other service on board.

The Danish Maritime Authority determines the safe manning of the engine crew for other fishing vessels with an output of or above 100 kW.

Fishing vessels with a length of or above 45 metres

On fishing vessels with a length of or above 45 metres, the Danish Maritime Authority determines the manning after having received an application from the relevant shipowner or company. 

Apply for a safe manning document

If you log in when you apply for a safe manning document, you can save your application during the process and retrieve it later.

Apply for a safe manning document (in Danish)

Case file (in Danish)
(contains saved forms that have not been submitted)
 

The assessment contains the following elements:

  • maintaining a safe bridge and machinery watch
  • operating and maintaining the life-saving appliances
  • operating and maintaining the damage control, fire-fighting and communication equipment
  • maintenance and cleaning of a safety-related nature
  • food and health conditions
  • watch-keeping arrangements on board
  • the actual working hours of the shifts
  • the provisions on hours of rest in force