The Solas Convention is implemented in the Danish legislation via Order no. 1154 of 19 November 2019 on the construction and equipment, etc. of ships, implementation of the International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), as amended. The order applies for all passenger vessels in international trade and for cargo vessels from 15 m and above.
Danish regulations in addition to the SOLAS Convention is listed in Italic in the mentioned order. For passenger vessels in international trade and cargo vessels of 500 BT and more these additional regulations are as compiled below:
Chapter II-1 A
Regulation 3-5 – New installation and repairs of materials containing asbestos
New installation of materials which contain asbestos as well as repairs carried out using materials containing asbestos is prohibited.
(Please also refer to DMA RO circ. 005)
Regulation 3-12 – Protection against noise
- The IMO Noise code resolution MSC.337(91) is implemented in Notice A from the DMA, chapter III,
- The regulation covers all ships, including cargo ships irrespective of type, cargo ships with a gross tonnage below 500, passenger ships engaged on domestic voyages as well as fishing vessels.
- In addition, the operational recommendations stipulated in the Noise Code (ie. Chapter V) are mandatory.
Chapter II-1 B-4
The regulation stipulates that the international Code of Intact Stability applies for exiting vessels constraucted on or after 1 April 1976 and special loading conditions for dredgers:
Part B-4 – Stability management
19-0 – Stability information for passenger ships and cargo ships
1 Ships the keels of which are laid or which are at a similar stage of construction on or after 1 April 1976 shall, regardless of their length, comply with the relevant provisions in the International Code of Intact Stability 2008, as amended.
1.1 The same shall apply to ships that are being altered if the alteration has considerable effect on the conditions of stability and to ships bought abroad if they are registered with the Register of Shipping or the Danish International Register of Shipping.
1.2 Ships the keels of which are laid or which were at a similar stage of construction before 1 July 1998 and all cargo ships with a gross tonnage below 500 shall, however, not be required to meet the weather criteria in regulation 3.2 of the code.
1.3 The special stability criteria for container ships with a length of more than 100 m stipulated in regulation 4.9 of the code are not mandatory.
1.4 If the existing stability information of the ship must be corrected in order to comply with this regulation, such corrected stability information shall be approved at the next renewal survey, at the latest.
2 Suction dredgers shall comply with the provisions of the code under general loading conditions and under the following special loading conditions:
2.1 Light ship with stores and 10% bunker.
2.2 100% bunker, no cargo.
2.3 10% bunker, water in cargo hold to the widest level.
2.4 10% bunker, water to the upper edge of cargo hold.
2.5 10% bunker, 1/3 sand cargo, water to the upper edge of cargo hold.
2.6 10% bunker, 2/3 sand cargo, water to the upper edge of cargo hold.
2.7 10% bunker, cargo hold filled with sand.
2.8 70% bunker, cargo hold filled with sand.
2.9 In .3, .4, .5 and .6, correction shall be made for the effect of free surface water from water in the cargo hold. In dredging work where, for example, mud occurs, correction shall be made for the effect of full free surface from the load. The specific gravity for mud, etc. shall be set at 1.5. The stability information for suction dredgers shall make the master of the ship aware that the sand cargo in rough weather shall be drained from the bottom.
Chapter II-2 B
Regulation 10 – Fire fighting
Spare charges for breathing apparatuses shall contain at least 3600 l of air. On passenger ships carrying not more than 36 passengers and cargo ships that are equipped with an air compressor, the compressor shall be connected to the emergency source of power and with a capacity of 3,600 l times the number of fire-fighter’s outfits required; however, the capacity need not exceed 25,000 l.
The requirement that passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers constructed on or after 1 July 2010 shall be fitted with a suitably located means for fully recharging breathing air cylinders, also applies to passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers, constructed before 1 July 2010.
Regulation 19 – Carriage requirements for shipborne navigational systems and equipment
For Danish vessels the requirement for BNWAS has applied from 1 March 2006.
The bridge navigational watch alarm system shall comply with the technical and operational requirements of the IMO functional standards for bridge navigational watch alarm systems (BNWAS).
( Refer to resolution MSC. 128(75), "Performance standards for a Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System (BNWAS))
Regulation 36 – Navigation lights, shapes and sound signals
On all ships, navigation lights shall meet functional requirements not inferior to those adopted by the Organization
(Refer to resolution MSC.253(83), Performance standards for navigation lights, navigation light controllers and associated equipment.)