Danish Maritime Authority Concentrates on Ship Security

By Curious

The Danish Maritime Authority will concentrate its efforts on the security of ships and port facilities for passenger and cargo vessels engaged on domestic routes.
There are new regulations imposed on the security of the vessels sailing in Danish waters. Danish Maritime Authority work in cooperation with the National commission of the Danish Police (the Danish Security and Intelligence Service).
New regulations are for reducing the daily work, no certification, inspections and approval is needed for vessels in accordance with the European Union Regulation.
But, the people working on the ships and shipowners must have procedures for assessing the security threat against the vessel. This also means that the security level on ships is similar to that of other means of transport, such as trains, city buses and port buses.
The new regulations are valid only to passenger and cargo vessels only engaged on domestic voyages in Denmark that are obliged to have a safety management system in accordance with the so-called ISM Code (the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention). The order entered into force on 11 March 2013.