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New five-point plan to secure arctic navigation

The Danish Maritime Authority has initiated a plan to secure the arctic navigation. One of the most central points of the plan is the satellite monitoring of Danish ships’ navigation in the region.

Photo: Gorm Olesen

It is a new plan and therefore, the security demands in connection with navigation in the Arctic are also new. Since the Arctic holds such great potential for Danish shipping, what with increasing navigation possibilities and greater raw material extraction and thereby more trade to follow, the Arctic is one of the points in the new maritime growth plan.

In the growth plan, five target areas have been set to ensure that the correct safety measures for both the environment and the crews are in place. These include legislation involving the navigation security by Greenland, the effort to work for the completion of IMO’s Polar Code as well as the effort to carry out a pilot project on satellite-based surveillance, strengthening the cooperation with other Arctic states, and arranging a cooperation in a Danish-Russian context involving navigation- and sea security.

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