Most Danish special requirements have been abolished, which makes it considerably easier to register a ship under the Danish flag. Still more shipowners choose to do so and thereby get access to a number of services offered by the Danish Maritime Authority.
When a shipping company becomes a part of Blue Denmark and flies the Danish flag, the Danish Maritime Authority can offer a number of different services.
Transfer to Danish flag
One of the services offered is our Point-of-Contact scheme. By means of this arrangement, the shipowner is connected to regular group of ship surveyors with in-depth knowledge about the company and its special needs. A regular contact person will always follow up and revert to the shipowner. The arrangement is completely voluntary.
If you are considering flying the Danish flag, we can also offer a free, non-binding meeting, at which we will answer any questions that you may have. The meeting can take place at one of our offices, over the telephone or as a video conference - according to your requests.
See the Point-of-Contact scheme.
The first time you contact the Danish Maritime Authority, a ship surveyor will be appointed as the company's contact person - i.e. the direct link between the shipowner and the Danish Maritime Authority. We believe that this will make the process smoother and give you a better experience of the transfer of flag process.
We have made a transfer of flag package directed at passenger ship companies. The package contains information about the process applied when transferring a ship to the Danish flag or building a new ship for the Danish flag.
See an English transfer of flag package for passenger ships on international voyages entitled "Information to shipowners - passenger ships".