Offshore diving operations

​​​​​​​​​The Danish Maritime Authority has stipulated major health, safety and environmental requirements in connection with the performance of offshore diving operations.

Diving equipment used in connection with offshore diving operations must have been surveyed and approved by the Danish Maritime Authority.

An offshore diving operations shall mean diving operations (Order no. 1396 of 2013. §2):

  • at installations
  • at pipelines outside the territorial waters of ports used in connection with pipe-carried transport
    of hydrocarbons
  • at depths exceeding 50 metres
  • from dynamically positioned ships
  • at offshore wind farms
  • where a risk analysis shows that it is necessary to impose correspondingly stricter requirements
  • where it is, due to the nature, extent and conditions of health and safety of the diving operation,
    necessary to impose correspondingly stricter requirements

In case of doubt whether a diving operation is considered as offshore diving please contact the Danish Maritime Authority.

Fixed offshore diving systems must have been surveyed and approved by the Danish Maritime Authority. On the basis of this approval, the Danish Maritime Authority issues a certificate permitting the holder to operate in the Danish territory and Danish continental shelf area. Normally, such permits will be issued with a validity of one year. Personal protective equipment must be CE marked in accordance with national law in an EU member State or a country covered by the EEA Agreement and implementing the directive on personal protective equipment.

Non-fixed offshore diving systems and their composition must also be surveyed and approved by the Danish Maritime Authority and, on the basis hereof, a permit is issued to operate in the Danish territory and Danish continental shelf area. This permit is issued for each individual diving operation.

In order to request a survey of offshore diving equipment, please contact cfs@dma.dk.

Updated list of offshore diving vessels approved by the DMA

This page has been updated 26 September 2022.

Skib IMO-nr. System Bemærkninger Gyldig til
BOKA ATLANTIS 9441221 Sat, air   02-07-2023
BOKA POLARIS 9187526 Sat   10-11-2022
BOKA TOPAZ 9382815 Sat, air   06-09-2023
CABLE ONE 7409281 Air, nixtrox and mixed gas   03-01-2023
HBC ACHIEVER 9647978 Air, nitrox   21-03-2023
HBC SUPPORTER 8741325 Air, nitrox   04-08-2023
HDMS SØLØVEN   Air   30-06-2023
HONTE 8865614 Air Offshore dive max 20 m.
Above 9 m depth with deco-chamber
13-04-2023
SEVEN ATLANTIC 9919125 Sat, air   06-04-2023
SEVEN FALCON 9455167 Sat, air   05-09-2023
SEVEN KESTREL 9679921 Sat   02-11-2022
VINA 7712896 Air, mobil, nixtrox, trimix   10-09-2022

Contact

Ship Survey, Certification and Manning

Legislation

The legislation applicable in this area is the act on diving operations and order no. 1396 of 12 December 2013 on offshore diving operations and offshore diving equipment.

Act on diving operations
Order no. 1396 - offshore diving operations and offshore diving equipment