Report: Legal chaos reigns in the North Sea

Companies working with wind turbine installations in the North Sea are often confronted with various countries' laws for vessels and crew. The Danish Maritime Authority presents a series of proposals for harmonization in a new report produced in collaboration with DNV GL

Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo/Heerema Offshore/Sembcorp Marine

Dutch, British, German and Danish laws are not always uniform or sufficient in terms of crews, vessels and companies working in the North Sea wind turbine installation business, notes the Danish Maritime Authority in a new review of the rules and regulations in offshore wind, published Thursday.

The review deals with some of the areas in which offshore wind as a sector has grown so big and mature that the rules covering the field are no longer adequate. Or as the report notes:

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