DMA Begins Digital Voyage

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 29, 2019

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has launched a pilot project on digital certificates for seafarers.

MUMBAI MÆRSK heads out from the Port of Aarhus for destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia with crew certificates that are entirely digital instead of traditional paper certificates yesterday (May 29). This is simpler, faster and safer for seafarers, shipping companies and authorities.

During the voyage, the merchant ship will call into port in Germany, Morocco, Singapore, China and South Korea, where it will collect data and knowledge about the use of digital certificates for seafarers. In particular in connection with Port State Control.

The pilot project aims to explore the advantages of digital certificates and hopefully pave the way for global acceptance and utilization.

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