Remember to renew your CLC, Bunker, Athens and WRC Certificates
20-12-2016 12:00

Time has come for most shipowners to apply for renewal of their CLC, Bunker, Athens and Wreck Removal Certificates from the Danish Maritime Authority. Certificates must be renewed when the underlying insurance expires.

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​Ships subject to a requirement for a certificate are not allowed to operate without the certificate. All CLC, Bunker, Athens and Wreck Removal Certificates based on P&I insurance typically expire on 20 February 2017.

Director of Ship Survey, Certification and Manning Martin John, the Danish Maritime Authority:
"We urge shipowners to apply for renewed certificates from the Danish Maritime Authority in due time."

Some CLC, Bunker, Athens and WRC Certificates will expire on a date other than 20 February 2017. That typically goes for certificates issued on the basis of declarations on cover for liability (Blue Cards) from insurance companies that are not members of the International Group of P&I Clubs. Shipowners with such Blue Cards should pay particular attention to the need to apply for fresh certificates in time as the Danish Maritime Authority normally needs to approve these companies on an annual basis.

Director Martin John:
"As a new procedure Blue Cards from approved insurance companies will be accepted in electronic form and insurance certificates for Danish ships will now be issued electronically."

CLC Certificates

CLC Certificates concern insurance cover for liability for oil pollution damage. Danish ships carrying more than 2000 tonnes of resistant mineral oil with carbon hybrids in bulk as cargo must acquire the certificate.

Foreign ships carrying more than 2000 tonnes of oil in bulk as cargo also need a CLC Certificate if they intend to call at a Danish port, a place of loading or unloading or the Danish continental shelf area.

Applications can be made here where guidelines are also available.

Bunker Certificates

Bunker Certificates concern insurance cover for liability for bunker oil pollution damage. Danish ships with a GT of 1000 or more must acquire the certificate.

Foreign ships with a GT of 1000 or more also need a Bunker Certificate if they intend to call at a Danish port, a Danish place of loading or unloading or the Danish continental shelf area or if they intend to operate permanently in Danish territorial waters.

Applications can be made here where guidelines are also available.

Athens Certificates

Athens Certificates concern insurance cover for passenger and luggage liability relating to accidents occurring during commercial carriage of passengers by sea. Danish passenger ships in international trade and Danish passenger ships of classes A and B in national trade must acquire the certificate.

Foreign passenger ships also need an Athens Certificate if they intend to call at a Danish port, a place of loading or unloading or the continental shelf area. That also goes for foreign class A or B passenger ships in national trade in Danish territorial waters.

Applications can be made here where guidelines are also available.

Wreck Removal Certificates (WRC)

WRC Certificates concern insurance cover for liability for the location, marking and removal of wrecks. Danish ships with a GT of 300 or more need a certificate.

Foreign ships with a GT of 300 or more also need a certificate if they intend to call at or depart from a Danish port or an offshore installation in Danish territorial waters.

Applications can be made here where guidelines are also available.

 Contact

Maritime Regulation and Legal Affairs
Birger Frederik Nordvig Lind, Senior Adviser
+45 72 19 63 33