Friday, April 19, 2019

Danish Maritime Authority News

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Denmark Supports Development Electric Ferries

Electric ferries are in a rapid development, and the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) is actively engaged in ensuring that safety is part of the innovative efforts taking place in the Blue Denmark.The DMA is working in a joint project with the industry, other authorities and classification societies to promote understanding of the use of lithium-ion batteries in the maritime industry. With a particular focus on safety.Denis Cederholm-Larsen, Senior Ship Inspector at the Danish…

Denmark Studies Autonomous Shipping

In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Denmark. A pre-analysis made by the Danish Technological University (DTU) and the Danish Maritime Authority points to the need to develop technological solutions. As the entire transport sector vigorously strives to develop autonomous solutions, many developments have come a long way, especially for cars and trucks. The shipping industry too will see more new autonomous technology solutions, just as drone technology will become more widespread.

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Denmark Tightens Sulphur Emissions Rules

A new action plan published today by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to strengthen enforcement of regulations on ships' sulphur emissions in both Denmark and the SECA countries for 2016 onward. According to the DMA, the goal of the action plan is to further pursue the experiences gained by the authorities in 2015 through surveillance from the air and control in ports. To achieve this goal, the collection of data from…

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First Ethane-powered Ships Classed by Bureau Veritas

The first ethane-powered ship, JS Ineos Insight, the leading ship in a series of eight 27,500-cubic-meter multi-gas Dragon-class vessels being built at Sinopacific, China, for Denmark’s Evergas, was named on July 14. The new vessels configured for transport of ethane, LPG or LNG, with options for ethane, LNG and conventional diesel power, will be classed by classification society Bureau Veritas. “The ability to burn ethane as well as LNG to power these unique vessels is a major step forward in the use of clean fuels.

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Sulphur Experts to Meet in Denmark

Experts from all Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) countries will meet in Denmark on February 25 and 26 to find solutions to the legal and technical challenges presented by the stricter sulphur regulations, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) informed. Representatives from all 16 SECA countries and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) will meet at the Konventum Conference Centre in Elsinore for a workshop arranged by the DMA aiming to bridge the gap between the creation and enforcement of sulphur regulations.

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International Sulphur Campaign Launched

An international information campaign on the new, stricter sulphur requirements and their enforcement will be launched in February and, at the same time, cooperation between the so-called SECA countries is further strengthened, Tthe Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) announced. In February, there will be increased focus on the stricter sulphur limits that took effect on January 1, 2015 in the 16 Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA countries). All these countries, which include Russia, the U.S.

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Bangladesh Shipyard Delivers Ferry 'Isefjord'

A short-sea trade RoRo passenger ship built by Western Marine Shipyard Ltd., is the most advanced built in the yard so far. This is the first time Bangladesh has exported a passenger ship to the European market, in compliance with the highest standards of  modern technology & safety. Isefjord waas built for Danish owner Hundested Rorvig Faergefart to carry 147 passengers & 28 units of vehicle on a Danish coastal route. She is a fully-automated vessel constructed under class Bureau Veritas rules…

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Denmark's New User-friendly Maritime Authority

Each shipowner is connected with a permanent team of ship surveyors with in-depth knowledge of that company & its special needs. The arrangement was established on the basis of a request from the industry and has since May 2012 been running as an experiment. But due to the positive evaluations, the Danish Maritime Authority decided to make the arrangement permanent. In addition to offering shipowners improved and more efficient service, the intention is to make it easier for new shipowners to set up business in Denmark or to transfer ships to the Danish flag.