Danish Maritime Authority

Ship Station License becomes digital


The number of administrative burdens imposed on the industry is reduced through digitalisation of the Ship Station License.

The Danish Maritime Authority continues its work digitalising Blue Denmark in order to utilise the technological solutions available for the benefit of Blue Denmark. Now, the Ship Station License has become digital – just like the other ship certificates.

Director Rasmus Høy Thomsen:
”One of the advantages of a digital Ship Station License is that it is always available online. At the same time, it is possible for, inter alia, foreign authorities to have the validity of the certificate confirmed through verification on the website of the Danish Maritime Authority."

The application form and our case consideration system have also been redeveloped and optimised so that it becomes possible to process applications faster and more smoothly. This means, inter alia, that – once the certificate has been issued – it is available on "My page" on the website of the Danish Maritime Authority. The new system will be an advantage to merchant ships, fishing vessels and pleasure craft that have radio installations on board.

Facts about the Ship Station License

A Ship Station License is a certificate for the ship's radio station. The purpose of the certificate is to permit the use of maritime radio frequencies. The ship will be assigned a call sign and an MMSI number to be used for its communication with other ships, ports and authorities. Approximately 1,800 Ship Station Licenses are assigned annually.

The new solution has been launched and you can apply for a Ship Station License and/or read more on the website of the Danish Maritime Authority.


Jan Frølgaard

+45 72 19 63 95




Information om Danish Maritime Authority

Danish Maritime Authority
Danish Maritime Authority
Fjordvænget 30
DK-4220 Korsør

+45 72 19 60 00https://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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