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Ships owned by foreigners can be bareboat registered in the Register of Shipping or in the Danish International Register of Shipping. Ships on the Danish registers of shipping can, furthermore, be bareboat registered under certain foreign flags. An annual fee is requested.

It is not possible to register mortgage rights or other rights in ships that are bareboat registered in Denmark.

The register in the country where the ship is registered must accept the bareboat registration in Denmark.



  1. Consolidated act no. 68 of 17 January 2014 (promulgation of the act on the Danish International Register of Shipping)

    Approved flags - outgoing

    All EU and EEA countries have been approved as well as:

    • Australia
    • Azerbaijan (for voyages in the Caspian Sea in Aserbaijani territory)
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Canada
    • Hong Kong
    • Isle of Man
    • Kazakhstan (for voyages in Kazakhstani territory)
    • Liberia
    • Russia
    • Singapore
    • Switzerland
    • Marshall Islands
    • Brazil (for coastal trade between Brazilian ports)
  2. Consolidated act no. 75 of 17 January 2014 (promulgation of the merchant shipping act)
  3. Order no. 1157 of 1 October 2013 (order on the Danish International Register of Shipping)
  4. Order no. 1654 of 20 December 2017 (order on the registration of ships whose owner is not considered to be Danish)
  5. Order no. 1053 of 26 August 2013 (order on Danish bareboat registration)



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