Renewal of Bunker, CLC, Athens and WRC Certificates

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 13, 2015

Courtesy Danish Maritime Authority

Courtesy Danish Maritime Authority


Time has come for most shipowners to apply for renewal of Bunker, CLC, Athens and Wreck Removal Certificates from the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA). Certificates must be renewed when the underlying insurance expires.

Ships subject to a requirement for a certificate are not allowed to operate without the certificate. All Bunker, CLC, Athens and Wreck Removal Certificates based on P&I insurance typically expire on 20 February 2016. We invite shipowners to apply for renewed certificates from the DMA in due time.

Some Bunker, CLC, Athens and WRC Certificates expire on a date other than 20 February 2016. That typically goes for certificates issued on the basis of declarations on cover for liability (Blue Cards) from insurance companies that are not members of the International Group of P&I Clubs. Shipowners with such Blue Cards should pay particular attention to the need to apply for fresh certificates in time, as the DMA normally needs to approve these companies on an annual basis.

Bunker Certificate
Bunker Certificates concern insurance cover for liability for bunker oil pollution damage. Danish ships with a GT of 1000 or more must acquire the certificate.

Foreign ships with a GT of 1000 or more also need a Bunker Certificate if they intend to call at a Danish port, a Danish place of loading or unloading or the Danish continental shelf area, or if they are operating permanently in Danish territorial waters.

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