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Seafarers and manning

Danish Maritime Authority

Certificate of recognition

All foreign officers must hold a certificate of recognition. The Danish Maritime Authority issue certificates of recognition based on the seafarer’s foreign certificate of competency. The Danish Maritime Authority also issues certificates of endorsement for foreign ship's cooks.

Certificate of recognition

All seafarers must have a medical certificate, from a country that has implemented the STCW convention and ratified the MLC.

Senior officers must have completed a Danish maritime law course and Masters must have completed a Danish maritime law course for masters.

See checklist for specific requirements for various types of certificates of recognition

Foreign ship's cooks from an EU/EEA country

Ship's cooks from other EU/EEA countries are approved on the basis of their ship's cook certificate from their own country.

Written by: Danish Maritime Authority Updated 15.03.2021