The ship must be constructed and certified in accordance with the rules of a recognized classification society.
The ship must be constructed and certified in accordance with the relevant international conventions, including the SOLAS, MARPOL, LOAD LINE and MLC Conventions.
Denmark is a member of EU. Ships registered in an EU country must comply with the “EU Directive on Marine Equipment” (the “Wheel Mark Directive”). Equipment that is not wheel-marked is acceptable, if the classification society on behalf of DMA finds that the equipment has a standard equivalent to that of wheel-marked equipment.
The ship must not contain ozone-depleting substances as it is prohibited to import ozone-depleting substances into the EU (Regulation (EC) no. 1005/2009 of 16 September 2009) as well as the Montreal protocol.
Further information about Danish legislation
National regulations, requirements and interpretations
- People trapped inside refrigerated room must be able to raise an alarm and escape the rooms even if doors are locked.
- Noise regulation: If the ship is not covered by the international requirements on noise - SOLAS regulation II-1 / 3-12, a noise measurement report shall be submitted to DMA for evaluation.
- In all new ships approved to carry carcinogens in bulk (e.g. crude oil, petrol, benzene, vinyl chloride, butadiene, etc.), a separate bathroom/changing room must be provided if it is assessed that there is a risk of work clothes being contaminated. There shall be direct access from open deck to the room. The crew must be able to take off contaminated clothes and get cleaned in order to avoid contamination of the accommodation. Separate laundry facilities for contaminated clothes must be available.
If the crew is to work with epoxy resins or isocyanates on board, a bathroom/changing room, with hand free faucet for washbasin, shall be provided. This can be a common changing room equipped with hand free faucet and washbasin.
- Local point ventilation / extraction systems must be installed at permanent workstations where dust, fumes, gases, aerosols or similar unhealthy substances or matter are produced – e.g. welding benches, cleaning tubs, chemical mixing areas, mixing tables in paint shops and test benches for fuel injectors. The air outlet must be led to the open deck.
- Vertical ladders of more than 5 metres must be fitted with wire or rails for fixing the fall arrest harness.
- Galley equipment must be of the same standard as CE certified equipment.
- It must be possible to lock tilting pans in all the positions used during cooking and cleaning.
- Point extraction must be fitted above the galley range.
- Floors must be fitted with non-skid material.
- Rotating/cutting equipment and large mixers must be shielded/safeguarded.
The DMA is prepared to consider equivalent solutions, as long as the intentions behind the provisions are complied with.
In case where the ship is equipped with cabins for each individual seafarer and each cabin is equipped with toilet and bath, a hospital need not be installed. In its stead a treatment room which is suitably equipped including washbasin and emergency treatment area to be provided. Only one bed need be installed in the treatment room.