With the transition to the Digital Ship Register (DSRG), all registrations of mortgages and registrations of changes to already registered mortgages will mean that the digital registration is the bearer of the right. In the long term, therefore, there will no longer be physical mortgage documents registered in the ship's register. This also means that it will be possible to register a sub-mortgage in a digital owner’s mortgage secured against the ship. Please note that for digital mortgage documents, the security deed "in hand" is replaced by the digital registration.
Reporting new mortgage right safter the transition to DSRG
Reporting new mortgage rights and changes to mortgage rights should happen through DSRG with digital signatures.
You report a mortgage in DSRG by searching for the ship you want to file the mortgage on.
You can access DSRG here
A number of guides that carefully explain how to register, change, and delete mortgage rights have been prepared. These will be posted on this page before go-live.
The requirement for doing a digital report and signing for it using a digital signature of the issuer can only be waived if the issuer of the document cannot obtain the necessary digital signature. For the time being, only signatures with MitID are accepted.
It is possible to give a digital power of attorney to someone else who, on behalf of the issuer, using MitID, can complete the notification in DSRG, as well as sign for the registration.
Reporting changes that are received by the Register of Shipping after the transition to DSRG, including deletion of mortgage documents registered on the basis of a physical document, must be reported as usual with an allonge attached to the original physical document. When registering the allonge, the register of ships dematerializes both the reported allonge and the other mortgage deed.
If at some point you need a physical document as proof of the existence of a digital mortgage, you can order a printout of the currently registered mortgage deed using DSRG and pay for it using a credit card. The price remains at DKK 150 for a printout. The printout is a digitally verifiable document that can be digitally sent for apostille at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if necessary.
Owner’s mortgage and sub-mortgage
With the transition to DSRG it is possible to register a sub-mortgage within a digitally reported owner’s mortgage.
Reporting a sub-mortgage, a modification to a sub-mortgage, and deletion of a sub-mortgage is done in DSRG in the document in which the sub-mortgage is to be registered. A guide that explains in detail how to register, change, and delete sub-mortgages has been prepared. It will be posted on this page before go-live.
If you want to register a sub-mortgage in a mortgage deed registered in the ship register before the transition to DSRG, and the mortgage deed has not been dematerialized, the original mortgage deed must be attached to an allonge endorsement with information about the name and address of the reporter, as well as information about the creation of the sub-mortgage with an indication of the amount, currency, and information about the sub-mortgagee's name and address. Simultaneously with the registration of the sub-mortgage, the physical document is dematerialized. After registration, the dematerialized and registered mortgage is returned with allonges to the sub-mortgage that is reported to the Ship Register.
Unlike mortgages and indemnification deeds, original, physical owner’s mortgages registered before the transition to digital ship registration must be submitted for dematerialization in the ship register no later than 5 years after the transition to DSRG. If the document is not submitted to the register for dematerialization before the deadline, the register itself will dematerialize the document. Subsequently the document will be a digital, registered mortgage. This also applies if the dematerialization does not
appear in the physical document. The physical document is no longer the bearer of the rights arising from registration in the ship register, it is the digital mortgage document.