Danish Maritime Authority

Modern and more flexible framework for yachtsmen's tests

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Now, it is possible for yachting organisations to hold tests and issue certificates to yachtsmen

Now, the Danish Maritime Authority makes it possible for yachting organisations to be approved for holding tests and issuing certificates, just as they can authorise external examiners for yachtsmen's tests.

On the basis of a new executive order, it becomes easier to establish a dialogue between the clubs, evening schools, course providers and sailing schools that prepare people for tests and the approved course providers who carry out the tests as such.

Director Per Sønderstrup from the Danish Maritime Authority:
”The new model is more up-to-date and strengthens the tests for yachtsmen without reducing the level. We amend the provisions on the carrying out of the tests so that they become more flexible, while at the same time ensuring a better framework."

It will be possible for the approved organisations to adjust the aims of the various tests so that they are in accordance with the experience gained by clubs, evening schools and sailing schools and by other course providers.

Director Per Sønderstrup:
”This model helps ensure a high level for the yachtsmen who are issued with a certificate. I look forward to engaging in dialogue with the yachtsmen about the phasing in of the new model."

Everybody can still train and prepare yachtsmen for tests for acquiring a certificate for yachtsmen.

Now, the Danish Maritime Authority will engage in a close dialogue with the yachtsmen about the new regulations so that the yachtsmen who would like to take the test at a sailing school and course providers are affected as little as possible.

The Danish Maritime Authority will also, inter alia through our webpage, guide and help any organisations that may be interested in applying for approval by the Danish Maritime Authority.

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Danish Maritime Authority
Danish Maritime Authority
Carl Jacobsens Vej 31
DK-2500 Valby

+45 72 19 60 00http://www.dma.dk/

“The Danish Maritime Authority sets the direction for future quality shipping”

Our field of responsibility is based on the shipping industry and its framework conditions, the ship and its crew. In addition, we are responsible for aids to navigation in the waters surrounding Denmark and ashore. In other words, the Danish Maritime Authority has the responsibility for the following:

  • The construction, equipment and operation of Danish ships (including safety, terror prevention, navigational regulations, manning, occupational health and environmental protection) as well as port State control of foreign ships calling at Danish ports.
  • Ship registration.
  • Seafarers’ employment, health and conditions of social security.
  • Shipping policy, maritime law as well as industrial policy, both nationally and internationally.
  • Tasks related to aids to navigation at sea and ashore (lighthouses and buoys), including ships and repair workshops.
  • Navigational information in the form of navigational analyses, warnings, GIS and specialist publications.
  • The national pilot authority.

The Danish Maritime Authority consists of the central authority, eight survey offices, including the office in Nuuk, Greenland, as well as the Centre of Maritime Health and Safety on the island of Fanø.

Our responsibility as a government agency applies both to the merchant fleet and the fishing industry. However, the Danish Maritime Authority is not responsible for the industrial policy relating to fishing which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Please observe that the surveillance of Danish waters and of civilian shipping, sovereignty enforcement, the police authority, pollution prevention, environmental surveillance, ice-breaking, etc. are the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence.

The Danish Maritime Authority is a government agency under the Ministry of Business and Growth.

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