Ship registration and fees

​Danish ships must be registered in the Register of Shipping, the Danish International Register of Shipping or the Boat Register. On the underlying pages, you can find information about the registration of ships and interests in ships. You can also find information about fees and look up ships in the ship registers.

About the Danish ship registers

Danish ships are registered in either The Register of Shipping (DAS), The Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS), or The Boat Register (FTJ).

About the Danish ship registers
Pleasure craft under 20 GT

Annual fees

An annual fee is payable for ships registered in a Danish ship register. The fee helps finance the authorities’ tasks and services related to ships flying the Danish flag.

Annual fees 
FAQ about annual fees

Bareboat charter registration

Bareboat charter registration (parallel registration) means that a ship is registered in two registers simultaneously for a specified period of time.

Bareboat charter registration

Certificates and transcripts

If you want to have a certificate or transcript, you can order it by sending an e-mail to Danish Maritime Authority. Inform us which certificate or transcript you wish, and state the distinctive number.

Certificates and transcripts

Deleting a ship

Read about the different reasons why a registered ship must/can be deleted from a Danish ship register.

Deleting a ship

Foreign shipowners

The Danish registers are not open registers and there is a requirement of a genuine connection to Denmark through economic activity in Denmark relating to the ships.

Foreign shipowners

Forms - Register of Shipping

Even if you are a private individual registering a ship, you still have to register as a company and use the relevant application for registration.

Forms - Register of Shipping

Greenland ships

All vessels used for commercial purposes must be registered in a Danish ship register.

Greenland ships

Initial registration/re-registration

In Denmark, we have three ship registers: the Register of Shipping (DAS) (including the Shipbuilding Register), the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS) and the Boat Register.

Initial registration/re-registration

Power of attorney - Register of Shipping

All documents submitted to the Register of Shipping for registration must be signed by the person entitled to act (sign) in relation to the interest which the document concerns, for example ownership interests.

Power of attorney - Register of Shipping

Required documents for ship registration

A number of documents are required to register a ship in the Danish ship registers.

Required documents for ship registration
Who can sign forms

Search the ship registers

If you need information on a specific ship – for example regarding ownership or mortgages – you can find it by searching the ship registers.

Search the ship registers

Transfer of ownership

When a ship registered in a Danish ship register changes owner, this must be notified to the Register of Shipping. Similarly, if the ship is to be deleted from a Danish ship register, this must be notified.

Transfer of ownership