The Danish Maritime Authority is preparing to launch digital certificates for seafarers. Development is underway, and an initial test voyage will begin later this month. Digital certificates are expected to make things simpler, faster and safer.
it says that the digital certificates will be a welcome change from the many pieces of paper used for documentation for seafarers today, the digital certificates will be a welcome change. One app will be all the seafarer needs to access and maintain certificates
- Seafarers can store, view and share all data via the app
- The ships’ master and the shipping company will have access to their crews’ certificates
- Data on will also be easy to present to maritime and port authorities prior to port calls, which has great potential for streamlining the often burdensome procedures of ship-port interface.
The app is expected to be launched at the end of 2019.