All mandatory areas (SOLAS, MARPOL, MLC, Load Line, Tonnage Measurement, etc.) have been delegated to the classification societies. The shipowner must ask the ship's classification society to perform a "change-of-flag" survey and issue new, Danish, international certificates in accordance with IACS's change-of-flag procedures, IMO resolution A.1104(29), and the Danish class agreement.
As regards Danish regulations in addition to the provisions of the SOLAS Convention, the Danish Maritime Authority will identify the areas requiring modifications and coordinate this with the classification society. You yourself must authorise the ship's classification society to provide the Danish Maritime Authority with information about the ship's survey history.
The ship must meet the following regulations:
- Notice A from the Danish Maritime Authority on, inter alia, occupational health and safety conditions, including noise
- Order 1154/2019, including SOLAS and other Danish national requirements
- Relevant regulations on MARPOL, Load Line and crew accommodation
- Relevant technical regulations
- On-board equipment must in general meet the requirements of EU Council directive 96/98/EC, as amended (also referred to as the MED directive or the wheel-mark directive) and be "wheel-marked".
Ships transferred to the Danish flag must meet the relevant rules and regulations applicable when the ship was built. Furthermore, they must meet the regulations that have been introduced since they were built.
Most regulations and the class agreement are available from the webpage of the Danish Maritime Authority.
Read more about regulations
Read more about the class agreement