Greenland Nautical Week attended by Danish Maritime Authority
08-09-2016 15:00

This week, the Danish Maritime Authority and other Danish authorities are going to Greenland to take part in the Nautical Week, during which there will be a number of meetings with maritime Greenland.

​The maritime dialogue meeting to which various maritime stakeholders have been invited is part of this.

- Dialogue with the industry and the Government of Greenland is of importance to our daily work. The maritime dialogue meeting gives us an opportunity to discuss challenges in the maritime field and to engage in dialogue about our regulations and requirements, says Deputy Director General Troels Blicher Danielsen from the Danish Maritime Authority.

In addition to the Danish Maritime Authority, the DMI, which operates the weather and ice services in Greenland, and the Danish Geodata Agency, which develops charts of Greenland waters, take part in the meetings. The Danish Maritime Authority is responsible for, inter alia, safety of navigation and ship surveys in Greenland.

During the maritime dialogue meeting, focus will, inter alia, be on the stricter navigational requirements for cruise ships carrying more than 250 passengers that have entered into force during 2016. During the Nautical Week, the participants will, thus, take stock of the introduction of the new regulations in the first tourist season.

Furthermore, the IMO Polar Code, which will become effective on 1 January 2017, will be a major issue – not least as regards its impact on Greenland ships.



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