Orders


​​​​​​​Below, you will find English versions of the executive orders issued by the Danish Maritime Authority that are currently in force. Please note that only the Danish versions have legal validity.

 

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07-11-20171188
  
09-10-20171124
  
The amendment concerns the possibility of also handing in and submitting documents for ship registration at the Korsør domicile of the Danish Maritime Authority.
24-07-2017968
  
22-06-2017795
  
The area on safety work on board ships is revised and, at the same time, it is made possible to offer the occupational health training programme for merchant ships as an e-learning programme.
22-06-2017862
  
As part of the restructuring of the order on Notice A from the Danish Maritime Authority on occupational health, a new order is drawn up on safety work in fishing vessels.
22-06-2017863
  
As part of the restructuring of the order on Notice A from the Danish Maritime Authority on occupational health, a new order is issued on safety work on board merchant ships.
20-06-2017810
  
15-06-2017752
  
This order transposes the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention​) into Danish law.
08-06-2017722
  
After the entry into force of the MLC in August 2013, an issue arose regarding which persons are covered by the concept of a seafarer. This order clarifies which regulations apply to persons who are not seafarers and who are considered seafarers.
30-05-2017581
  
Repeals Dan. special requirem. related to: annex file f survey reports; stricter requirem. f fire-safety of ships navigating not more than 20 nm from the coast; spec. approval of CO2 inst.; and special (periodical) approval of portable fire-extinguishers.
30-05-2017580
  
This order repeals Danish special requirements related to an annex file on board ships for survey reports.
30-05-2017578
  
This order repeals Danish special requirements related to an annex file on board ships for survey reports.
30-05-2017579
  
This order repeals Danish special requirements related to an annex file on board ships for survey reports.
24-05-2017531
  
22-05-2017516
  
Certain technical regulations for passenger ships in domestic trade are updated in accordance with new EU requirements on the application of international regulations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on these ships.
22-05-2017502
  
The removal of administrative authorisations will make it easier to arrange for the inspection and control of, inter alia, fire-extinction systems and pressure-testing of tanks on ships not in class.
22-05-2017503
  
The removal of administrative authorisations will make it easier to arrange for the inspection and control of, inter alia, fire-extinction systems and pressure-testing of tanks on ships not in class.
22-05-2017587
  
22-05-2017536
  
22-05-2017501
  
The removal of administrative authorisations will make it to arrange for the inspection and control of, inter alia, fire-extinction systems and pressure-testing of tanks on ships not in class.
22-05-2017537
  
22-05-2017588
  
22-05-2017589
  
22-05-2017539
  
22-05-2017538
  
22-05-2017499
  
This order repeals 10 orders within the DMA's area of responsibility in order to reduce the burdens imposed and clarify which regulations apply to Danish ships.
27-02-2017208
  
This order amends the liability limits of the merchant shipping act upwards as a consequence of a decision on the international liability limits taken by United Nations' International Maritime Organization (IMO).
27-02-2017199
  
This order contains the York-Antwerp rules of 1990 in English and Danish. The rules apply in case nothing else has been agreed under section 461 of the merchant shipping act on general average.
27-02-2017198
  
This orders stipulates the special liability limits for ships below 300 GT. The regulations deviate from the general liability limits of the merchant shipping act in that they are lower.
27-02-2017196
  
This order stipulates provisions on applications for being issued with certificates confirming insurance or other financial security in respect of civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage.
27-02-2017197
  
This order stipulates the requirements for the contents of insurance certificates that must, according to the provisions of the merchant shipping act, be issued to ships with a tonnage of at least 300 as proof of covering maritime claims.
15-12-20161691
  
This order stipulates the international requirements for personnel on board ships using gas for propulsion under Danish law.
14-12-20161600
  
This order is amended in order to make it possible to digitize this area on an ongoing basis.
14-12-20161601
  
The order on maritime security training on board ships is amended in order to clarify the scope of application of this order.
14-12-20161590
  
The Danish Maritime Authority repeals a number of orders within the area of responsibility of the Danish Maritime Authority.
12-12-20161687
  
The order simplifies yachting regulations and are drawn up to make it possible to unfold the sharing economy in yachting, while ensuring safety at sea. Obsolete techn. and survey requir. are abolished f old pleasure craft w more than 6 persons below 18.
12-12-20161641
  
A framework order on tests prior to issue of certificates f mastering recreational craft, certificates of proficiency in yachting and yacht masters. It stipulates the specific requir. to be tested and the requir. f providers of tests, etc.
08-12-20161523
  
From 1.1.2017, the DMA introduces digital seagoing service f seafarers. It must be easy for seafarers to get digital access to certificates of competency and other relevant info. It is part of the DMA's strategy for better digital access f seafarers.
08-12-20161524
  
To be updated.
24-11-20161355
  
To be updated
24-11-20161410
  
As part of the Government's plan "Bedre balance", the secretarial assistance for the Danish Shipping Tribunal will be transferred to Nævnenes Hus in Viborg from 1.1.2017. The rules of procedure will be amended to update the address and contact details.
24-11-20161354
  
As part of the Government's plan "Bedre balance", the secretarial assistance f the Danish Shipping Tribunal will be transferred to Nævnenes Hus in Viborg from 1.1.2017. The rules of procedure will be amended to update the address and contact details.
21-11-20161344
  
This order is a minimum implementation of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, which enter into force on 1 January 2017.
21-11-20161352
  
This order is a minimum implementation of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, which enter into force on 1 January 2017.
21-11-20161351
  
This order is a minimum implementation of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, which enter into force on 1 January 2017.
21-11-20161350
  
This order is a minimum implementation of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, which enter into force on 1 January 2017.
21-11-20161346
  
This order is a minimum implementation of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, which enter into force on 1 January 2017.
21-11-20161339
  
This order is a minimum implementation of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, which enter into force on 1 January 2017.
29-09-20161220
  
Amendments as a consequence of a lacking year for a price index.
12-09-20161161
  
07-06-2016672
  
This order repeals 11 orders within the jurisdiction of the Danish Maritime Authority with a view to reducing the burdens imposed and creating clarity about the legal basis applicable to Danish ships.
17-05-2016422
  
This order implements EU directive 2014/90/EU of 23 July 2014 on marine equipment and repealing Council directive 96/98/EC. This directive replaces the previous directive 96/98/EC of 20 December 1996 on marine equipment.
29-04-2016397
  
From 1.7.2016, the "verified weight" of packed containers must be established. It is a requir. that the weight data accompany the containers and are available to the ship and terminal. If this is not the case, the master must not load packed containers.
17-12-20151656
  
16-12-20151728
  
15-12-20151689
  
This order implements the EU recreational craft directive. The purpose of the directive is to ensure an internal market for recreational craft in the EU through the establishment of a common level of safety and of noise and exhaust emissions.
14-12-20151608
  
As of 1.1.2016, fees in the area of resp. of the DMA are adjusted to observe the provisions issued by the Min. of Finance on price calculations when calculating fees. The order is amended to state that the fees will be published on the webpage of the DMA.
11-12-20151525
  
As of 1.1.2016, fees in the area of resp. of the DMA are adjusted to observe the provisions issued by the Min. of Finance on price calculations when calculating fees. The order is amended to state that the fees will be published on the webpage of the DMA.
11-12-20151526
  
As of 1.1.2016, fees in the area of resp. of the DMA are adjusted to observe the provisions issued by the Min. of Finance on price calculations when calculating fees. The order is amended to state that the fees will be published on the webpage of the DMA.
11-12-20151527
  
As of 1.1.2016, fees in the area of resp. of the DMA are adjusted to observe the provisions issued by the Min. of Finance on price calculations when calculating fees. The order is amended to state that the fees will be published on the webpage of the DMA.
11-12-20151697
  
Order no. 1697 of 11 December 2015 for Greenland on the safe navigation, etc. of ships
11-12-20151698
  
Order no. 1698 of 11 December 2015 on pilotage, etc. around Greenland
11-12-20151699
  
Order no. 1699 of 11 December 2015 on the activities of pilotage service providers and the obligations of pilots in Greenland
10-12-20151542
  
08-12-20151466
  
Acc. to amendm. to the STCW Conv., seafarers must before 1.1.2017 have a possibility of refreshing qualifications in adv. fire-fighting and acquiring documentation. It contains interim provisions to ensure seafarers' participation in refresher courses.
02-12-20151690
  
24-11-20151294
  
Amendments as a consequence of the adoption of the RO Code and the III Code, which contain minimum criteria for authorisation and inspection of ROs. The codes are implemented in the EU by dir. 2014/111/EU and regulation 1355/2014.
23-10-20151207
  
A scrutiny of the order has necessitated a clarification of section 6(1) and (2). The amendment is of no major importance to the contents of the order, but is merely a clarification.
02-10-20151159
  
29-09-20151145
  
Part of the implementation of the EU directives on minimum training level of seafarers. There are amendments of a proofreading nature, and it is made possible to issue STCW certificates f electro-technical officers/ratings and f skilled ship's assistants.
04-09-20151039
  
The order has been updated as regards the correct reprint of the marine equipment directive, which is included as an annex to the order.
27-05-2015727
  
21-05-2015676
  
This is a re-issue of the order, in which an error in a reference has been amended. The contents of the order have not been amended, and neither has the state of the law in this area.
12-05-2015658
  
This order stipulates the requirements for being issued with a certificate of proficiency in the operation of fast rescue boats, and at the same time a requirement for a refresher course at least every five years is introduced.
23-04-2015508
  
The regulations on asbestos are clarified so that it is permitted only in certain circumstances for ships containing asbestos to engaged in trade under the Danish flag and be re-sold. The asbestos must not present a risk to those on board.
23-04-2015503
  
Incorporation of some texts on ROs from EU law. Clarification of the application of the LL Convention to Danish ships. Clarification of definition of immersion suit. Clarification of defintions of some ship types.
22-04-2015491
  
This order enacts to amendments of the merchant shipping act so that it becomes possible to put into force certain of the provisions of the merchant shipping act for the Faroe Islands by royal decree.
21-04-2015515
  
21-04-2015506
  
21-04-2015517
  
21-04-2015507
  
21-04-2015516
  
21-04-2015620
  
26-03-2015285
  
18-03-2015256
  
Lays down the applicable procedure concerning training requir. f members of port safety committees and safety groups in fishing vessels to ensure clarity about the contents of the training programme.
05-03-2015233
  
Revision of the order to make it easier to apply. Focus has been on conditions f coordinated voyages f small vessels with scantlings below 20. A function-based approach has been introduced to the number of crewmembers.
02-03-2015226
  
Describes the requirements for refreshing, inter alia, maritime safety and fire-fighting to be met by seafarers to maintain their competences under STCW 2010. An interim arrangement is also introduced.
06-02-2015124
  
The purpose of this order is to ensure that appropriate bridge regulations are drawn up for each individual bridge. It contains procedures f new and f amendments of existing bridge regulations, inter alia consultation of the users of the waters etc.
27-01-201569
  
Introduces work revising the Engine-Room Simulator Model Course as well as the process optimising the validation of the model courses will be continued at HTW 3.
27-01-201570
  
27-01-201579
  
27-01-201566
  
The major part of EU directive 2013/54/EU is implemented by this order for compliance with and enforcement of the MLC, 2006.
22-01-201545
  
In this new order, the text and contents have been updated and a number of clarifications and revisions have been made. Examples are the definition of buoyage areas in DK and GL, the contents of permits and orders and general penalty provisions.
20-01-201527
  
Lays down requirements on insurance, etc. and on certificates confirming insurance, etc. to cover the liability in connection with wreck removal, etc. following a marine accident. Supplements part 8a of the merchant shipping act.
19-01-201521
  
Puts into force the parts of the merchant shipping act and the act on additions to the act on wreckage that implement the Wreck Removal Convention in Danish law.
13-01-201513
  
Implementing a decision taken by IMO to increase the internationally fixed liability limits by 51 per cent to take account of the development in prices and wages since 1996 when the liability limits were last increased.
07-01-20157
  
Concerns the rights of passengers travelling by sea and inland waterways and makes it possible to punish other violations than merely "gross" violations with a fine. Clarifies the possibility of issuing enforcement notices.
15-12-20141408
  
Puts into force the parts of the merchant shipping act that implements the HNS Convention of 2010.
15-12-20141451
  
This order establishes a reporting obligation of recipients of HNS substances carried in bulk by ships.
11-12-20141341
  
This order introduces a new scheme making it possible for private pilotage service providers to apply for an authorisation to perform transit pilotage assignments in Danish waters.
11-12-20141344
  
This order primarily continues current law. The order contains clarifications and updates.
11-12-20141342
  
This order introduces a new flexible arrangement for the embarkation and disembarkation of pilots.
11-12-20141343
  
This order primarily continues current law. The order, inter alia, relaxes pilotage service providers' obligation to take out insurance and to report self-monitoring and equipment. It also repeals the order on requesting of a pilot.
11-12-20141338
  
02-12-20141269
  
Replaces the current reporting obligation on Nakskov Fjord by means of a formalised reporting system with clear rules and reporting points set by means of coordinates. Applies to ships above 20 metres fitted with VHF.
12-11-20141195
  
New order on port State control with a consolidated version of EU directive 2009/16/EC at annex. The directive has been amended to include the MLC 2006 among the conventions compliance with which is required during PSC inspections.
03-11-20141165
  
The order replaces the training plan for the courses "Information course in tankers" and "Special course in oil, gas and chemical tankers" as part of the implementation of amendments deriving from STCW 2010 and to regulate courses through orders.
10-10-20141116
  
Makes it possible to approve training inst. from outside the EU/EEA for holding certain Danish courses for medical caretakers. After a period of three years, the DMA will assess where there is a need for adjustments.
11-09-2014987
  
Implements reg. 7 on recogn. of other countries' certificates of competency stipulated in the STCW-F convention. Regulates recogn. of foreign certificates of competency w STCW-F endorsem. in order to serve on Danish fish. vessels w a length above 24 m.
13-06-2014645
  
13-06-2014642
  
Previous Danish provisions in Notice B from the DMA on CO2 fire-extinguishing systems have been moved to this order applicable to ships not covered by Notice B. It contains a translation of the requir. of FSS Code and a few special Danish requirements.
13-06-2014643
  
Through the order, the provisions on installation and testing of fire-extinguishing systems using mixed atmospheric gases in engine spaces in ships have been moved from Notice B from the DMA. The provisions are used especially on non-SOLAS ships.
04-06-2014570
  
The order stipulates provisions on the transfer of oil, chemical and gas products between ships in Danish and Greenland territorial waters.
29-04-2014421
  
22-04-2014391
  
An update as a part of the implementation of amendments deriving from STCW 2010. Furthermore, a separate certificate f ro-ro passenger ships has been merged with the certificate f passenger ships. Annex 1 has been brought in conformity with STCW tables.
27-03-2014288
  
25-02-2014175
  
28-01-201492
  
Hereby, seafarers outside DK are not covered by the reporting obligation under the order on FeriePenge.dk, and the shipowner, employer or third party administering the holiday pay is not obliged to report to the income register. Concerns only the form.
21-01-201447
  
Clarification that, in case of commercial carriage by ship of up to 12 passengers by schools, etc. covered by a Government or municipal self-insurance scheme, the liability to pay compensation for passenger injury can be covered by such a scheme.
15-01-201435
  
Concerns the obligation of oil recipients to report and contribute to the IOPC. An amendment of the existing order so that the obligation to report and contribute to the Supplementary Fund is extended to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
13-12-20131426
  
12-12-20131394
  
In the future, the DMA is no longer to type approve diving equipment; it must meet international standards. Clarification of provisions on decompression and recompression chambers. Made possible for the DMA to request payment f surveys of diving equipm.
12-12-20131393
  
A revision to establish a new training progr., i.e. restricted professional scuba diver. Applicable to diving at depths of up to 9 metres. Furthermore, establishment of a focused diving manager training progr. and a chamber operator training progr.
12-12-20131396
  
Revision to clarify that diving operations at offshore windfarms, etc. are covered by the order. Furthermore, the operator is defined, and it is clarified what is the respons. of the operator and what is the respons. of the underwater contractor.
12-12-20131395
  
Revision to clarify how diving related to the establishment/operation of offshore windfarms is to be planned and carried out. Revisions on provisions f organising and performing diving operations. Possibility of using electronic records.
29-11-20131351
  
The order contains, inter alia, provisions on work vessels, bridge regulations, port conditions, offshore wind turbines, works on the seabed, blastings and shootings, stays in the water and diving from other places than ships.
11-11-20131283
  
Amendment of Danish provisions on noise in ships so that they are in accordance with the noise limits stipulated in coming international regulations of the IMO Code. Part 5 of the IMO Code contains guidelines on how to meet the max. noise limits.
07-11-20131279
  
The order implements the new stricter requirements of the STCW for the training of seafarers in maritime ship security, incl. piracy and armed robbery. It covers all ships subject to the ISPS Code and is mandatory from 1 January 2014.
07-11-20131267
  
The order stipulates special (lower) liability limits for maritime claims in connection with damage to property for ships below 300 tonnes.
05-11-20131258
  
28-10-20131230
  
Act no. 618 of 12.6.2013 introduced a minor clarification of section 20a of the act on safety at sea stipulating according to which regulations the DMA can carry out its inspection obligations. The order puts the clarification into force.
21-10-20131218
  
Implements a number of requir. f certificates of competency following the Manila amendments of the STCW Conv. Certificates are introduced f deck, engine and gen. purpose crews, and masters/mates on fishing vessels are required to have STCW-F endorsements.
01-10-20131157
  
The background is the new order on modernisation of the ship registration provisions of the merchant shipping act, which extends the possibility of Danish shipowners' operation of ships flying foreign flags. There are also some linguistic updates.
25-09-20131132
  
Part of the purpose of modernising the ship registration provisions is to make it easier and thus more attractive for foreign shipowners to register ships under the Danish flag without having to change their corporate or ownership structure.
24-09-20131141
  
Contains unamended existings regulations on offshore containers and introduces an approval and inspection regime for other portable units designed for reloading at sea according to the same principles.
19-09-20131121
  
Consequential amendments following amendments of act on investigation of marine accidents and pilotage act. Some industry organisations have changed name and one has left the tribunal. Now, shipowner and seafarer organisations are equally represented.
09-09-20131085
  
This order puts into force a footnote of the act on the manning of ships. The footnote concerns an EU Directive on the Maritime Labour Convention.
05-09-20131086
  
The order repeals four decrees and two guidances where the regulation is no longer of relevance or is contained in newer regulations, respectively.
29-08-20131069
  
Upon request by Greenland, the blood alcohol concentration if set at 0.5 per mille f commercial vessels applicable to pleasure boats and propelled by engine power irrespective of whether training requir. are prescribed f the master.
27-08-20131044
  
26-08-20131053
  
Carries over provisions on requirements applicable to a ship transferred to another country's register in connection with bareboat charter. However, the MLC is included in the list of conventions to be ratified by the other country.
16-08-20131009
  
Provisions on compensation for belongings lost by fishermen in shipwrecks, piracy, etc. or other losses of fishing vessels as a consequence of the implementation of MLC, which does not apply to fishermen.
16-08-20131011
  
Carries over the provisions on fishermen's hours of rest and introduces minor adjustments following the amendments of the act on seafarers' conditions of employment, etc. which were implemented by act no. 493 of 12 June 2010.
16-08-20131010
  
Provisions on care for ill/injured fishermen at sea, on free transportation, etc. as a consequence of the implementation of the MLC, which does not apply to fishermen.
16-08-20131008
  
The order introduces provisions on fishermen's food in Danish ships. Previously, fishermen were covered by the provisions applicable to seafarers, but they have been amended following the implementation of the MLC, which is not applicable to fishermen.
16-08-20131016
  
16-08-20131007
  
Introduces provisions on the employer's obligation to conclude a written contract with fishermen about their conditions of employment. The amendments are also a consequence of the implementation of the MLC, which is not applicable to fishermen.
15-08-20131006
  
The act on seafarers' conditions of employment, etc. contains the legal basis for laying down exemptions from the act for, inter alia, fishing vessels. This act stipulates which of the act's provisions apply/do not apply to fishing vessels.
12-08-2013999
  
06-08-2013988
  
This order puts into force the provisions of the act strengthening the legal position of seafarers in case of piracy and closing down the Divers' Council as of 20 August 2013.
19-07-2013964
  
The amendment updates the fax number of the Danish Maritime Authority, which is evident from the order in force.
08-07-2013943
  
03-07-2013921
  
The amendment establishes that surveys of ships covered by the set of regulations are also to include seafarers' working and living conditions, as specified in the MLC 2006.
03-07-2013924
  
03-07-2013922
  
In order to implement the MLC, amendments are made to the provisions in the annex on accommodation spaces, etc. and a new part is introduced on seafarers' working and living conditions - Survey and certification.
03-07-2013923
  
03-07-2013916
  
The amendment establishes that surveys of ships covered by the set of regulations are also to include seafarers' working and living conditions as specified in MLC, 2006. For reasons of clarity, the other provisions are re-issued to ensure consolidation.
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