Danish Maritime Legislation for Foreign Senior Officers

Foreign senior officers obtain the necessary knowledge about Danish maritime legislation to work on board Danish vessels.


Foreign senior officers obtain the necessary knowledge about Danish maritime legislation to work on board Danish vessels, cf. the educational requirements of the training programme for courses in Danish shipping legislation for foreign senior officers except masters (version 2.0 of 1 March 2009). The relevant Danish maritime legislations, regulations and stipulations are covered during the course.

The course is either combined with an Occupational Safety & Health §16 course, which is required to attend our Danish Maritime Legislation course, or it is run as an upgrading course for officers who have already completed the §16 course.


Foreign senior officers (chief officer or chief engineer/1st engineer) who are going to serve on board Danish ships.

The participant must fulfill the qualifications to apply for Danish recognition of foreign certificates as senior navigator or engineer.


We have launched a new registration system for our courses.

You register one or more students via the links above, just as you must change and cancel the registrations yourself, if necessary. All the necessary information is in the confirmation email you receive upon registration.

You are welcome to contact Peter Skytte, Training Adviser, if you have any questions regarding registration or the courses.

Virtual Classroom courses are online courses conducted by an instructor. This means that the participants can get feedback, ask questions and talk to each other as if they were sitting in the same room.

The course is carried out as a combination of lectures and relevant tests.


Day 1

The safety organisation


Consolidated act no 903

Accidents, injuries and near misses

Day 2

5 groups of exposures

Workplace instructions and risk assessments

National rules for smoking

Psychological exposures


Day 3

The performance of work

Problem-solving model

The Seafarers’ Condition of Employment Act

Instruction of Seafarers when signing on a ship

Safety of Life at Sea

Extract of Maritime Legislation

General Terms and Conditions


The following terms and conditions apply when purchasing virtual classroom courses, unless otherwise explicitly agreed.

Course information:

The essential features of our Occupational Safety and Health courses §16 and Danish Maritime Legislation courses for Foreign Senior Officers and Masters are described at each course page. For additional information or questions regarding existing information, please send an email to Danish Shipping Academy at


All prices include course materials but exclude Danish VAT. Online courses are subject to 25 per cent VAT by invoicing to Danish companies. The regulations regarding reverse charge cover invoicing to companies in other EU countries. Invoicing to companies outside EU is not subject to VAT.

Danish Shipping Academy reserves the right to change the prices and is not liable for errors and omissions.

Members' price:

  • Safety & Health (3 days) costs 4.700 DKK+ VAT/participant
  • DML for seniorofficers (1 day) costs 1.800 DKK. + VAT/Participant
  • DML for foreign masters (3 days) costs 6.500 DKK + VAT/participant

Non-members’ price:

  • Safety & Health (3 days) costs 5.200 DKK+ VAT/participant
  • DML for senior officers (1 day) costs 2.300 DKK. + VAT/Participant
  • DML for foreign masters (3 days) costs 7.500 DKK + VAT/participant

Registration and purchase:

You can enrol at NemTilmeld around the clock. Advance reservation by email to

When enrolling, you must state the following information on the participant:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Please also enter your name, company name, email address and your purchase order number, invoice details or similar.

A binding agreement between the buyer and Danish Shipping Academy has not been entered into until Danish Shipping Academy confirms the enrolment by confirming receipt.

Deregistration and transfer:

Deregistration or transfer to another course must be done at your earliest convenience. You can make changes or deregister by following the link in you registration mail. Deregistration and transfer are free of charge.


In order to maintain a sufficiently high quality of our courses, we reserve the right to cancel courses. Should this happen, we will offer a place on the next available course with the same content.

In case of cancellation of a course due to an extraordinary and unpredictable event (force majeure – e.g. war, civil unrest, an act of terror, general strike, epidemics, pandemics and other global health crisis) we will offer a place on the next available course with the same content.

Course certificate:

By the end of the course, the participant and the buyer will receive the course certificate by email. Certificate will be sent by encrypted email. This means that you will receive an email with the following subject: “Your Danish Shipping Secure Email Portal Activation Information”.

Reissuance of certificate:

Danish Shipping Academy reissue electronic certificates for their Occupational Safety & Health and Danish Maritime Legislation courses free of charge. Contact

Payment of invoice:

Companies: The full course fee is charged after the course. The payment terms are 30 days from date of invoice.

Private persons: The full course fee is charged upon enrolment. Payment before the course starts.

Personal data:

In order to book at the links at the top of the page you are required to provide the following information on the participants:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Due to requirements from the Danish Maritime Authority the above data will be stored for five years together with the course details. In this period, we can reconfirm their participation. Subsequently, you can contact the Danish Maritime Authority by email at

No information will be disclosed or sold to a third party, unless this is done in connection with a restructuring or whole or partial sale of the company. Any disclosure in such a situation will occur in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation.

As a customer you have the right to access the personal data we hold about you and you have the right to dispute this information pursuant to the relevant stipulations of the Danish Act on Processing of Personal Data and, in such case, by contacting Danish Shipping at


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Subject to change:

Danish Shipping Academy reserves the right to change and update these terms and conditions. It is therefore important that you stay up to date to see if any changes have been made.


These General Terms and Conditions have been revised 8 September 2020.