Digital certificates for seafarers

The Danish Maritime Authority wish to pave the way for a digital maritime sector. They strive to inspire with progressive projects and initiatives.


Their first pilot project demonstrated and visualized the potential utilization of digital certificates for seafarers. They had already made great progress working on the digitalization of certificates for seafarers. Now they are initiating a proof of concept-project to show how the functioning of digital certificates could become in practice.

Their vision of digital certificates for seafarers holds great potential and many aspects. They expect to lessen the administrative burdens of all stakeholders within the maritime sector. They predict that Port State Controls will become more smooth and efficient. Digital certificates will provide a higher level of security and validity while instant and automatic verification will be key.

They have simplified their vision with this illustration:

Presenting the Pilot Project of Digital Certificates.

The goal is to share best practices with flag states and international organizations in order to get the entire maritime sector on board with the digitalisation of certificates for seafarers.

International cooperation is key to succeeding, which is why Danish Maritime Authority hope for a great interest in their project from all stakeholders.

Their pilot project aims to show how digital certificates could function onboard ships, for companies and authorities.

The digitalisation of certificates will mean changes for the seafarer too. ​Follow the MUMBAI MAERSK as the ship participates in a pilot project by the Danish Maritime Authority.

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