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DK - Competent Authorities for European Legislation

Responsibilities of the Competent Authorities

Competent Authorities Flag State Port State Coastal State Accident Investigation ISM Recognised Organisation Recognised Security Organisation

Defence Command Denmark - Navy Command




Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board




The Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority





Danish Customs Agency




The Danish Fisheries Agency





Danish Maritime Authority





Ministry of Environment




Authorities responsible for the implementation of the EU maritime legislation

Legal Act Competent Authorities

Directive 97/70/EC on safety of fishing vessels


Directive 98/41/EC (as amended) on the registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships


Directive 2001/96/EC on bulk carriers loading and unloading

Danish Maritime Authority (partially)

Directive 2002/59/EC on a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system


Regulation 725/2004/EC & Directive 2005/65/EC on maritime security

Defence Command Denmark - Navy Command (partially)

The Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority (responsible for port security).

Regulation (EC) No. 336/2006 (Implementation of the Safety management Code)


Directive 2008/106/EC on the minimum level of training of seafarers


Directive 2009/15/EC on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organizations and for the relevant activities of maritime administrations

Danish Maritime Authority

Directive 2009/16/EC on port State control

Danish Maritime Authority

Directive 2009/18/EC on accident investigation

Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board

Directive 2009/21/EC on compliance with flag State requirements

Danish Maritime Authority

Directive 2009/45/EC (as amended) on safety rules and standards for passenger ships

Danish Maritime Authority

Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 on ship recycling

Ministry of Environment

Directive 2013/53/EU on recreational craft and personal watercraft

Ministry of Environment

Directive 2014/90/EU on marine equipment

Danish Maritime Authority

Directive 2016/802/EU relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels


Directive (EU) 2005/35/EC on Ship-Source Pollution


Directive (EU) 2023/959 on Union greenhouse gas emission trading system


Regulation (EU) 2023/1805 on use of renewable and low-carbon fuels in maritime transport