How to ensure enhanced safety in future ship inspections
17-10-2016 15:00

Attend an exciting workshop on future ship inspections: ”Ship inspection in the future – Safety or certification” with inter alia Jan Fritz Hansen, Thomas Mørk and Øssur Hilduberg among the participants.


In recent five years, the Danish Maritime Authority's inspections of passenger ships and fishing vessels have undergone major developments. The Danish Maritime Authority organizes and invites to a debate on ship inspection in the future in connection with Danish Maritime Fair.

Will a ship automatically have a good safety level if it is in compliance with the regulations and provisions in force?

According to the Danish Maritime Authority, the answer to this question is both yes and no. However, in connection with inspections it is possible to focus more on safety than is the case today.

At the workshop, the Danish Maritime Authority will present the experience gained during the last five years in connection with our new inspection method. There will also be a discussion forum on the purpose of the inspections and the aim of enhanced on-board safety. In order to have a fruitful and lively debate, the following discussants will take part in the panel discussion:

  • Jan Fritz Hansen, Secretariat Director, Island Ferry Secretariat
  • Thomas Mørk, Vice President Marine Standards, DFDS A/S
  • Peter Hasle, Professor, Aalborg University
  • Claus Bo Jenstrup, Naval Architect, DNV GL
  • Øssur J. Hilduberg, Head of the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board
  • Lars G. Nielsen, Director of Ship Survey and Certification, Danish Maritime Authority
  • Moderator: Dorthe W.A. Sørensen, Ship Surveyor, Danish Maritime Authority

Danish Maritime Fair is held from 25 to 27 October 2016 at the Train Work Shop in Copenhagen, and the presentation by the Danish Maritime Authority will take place on the first day from 13:00 to 16:00 hours in the Control Room. If you are interested in participating, please register with Anne Gade Nielsen by email:

There is no entrance fee.



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