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Denmark and Norway are top performers on international port state control list

Vessels operating under Danish flags rank first as far as complying with safety, health and certification regulations, according to the annual performance list Paris MoU, compiled by the international port state control. Denmark tops the white list, followed by Norway and the Marshall Islands.

"As Denmark ranks so high on the white lists year after year, it indicates that Danish vessels live up to the very highest safety and quality standards," says Martin John Hvid, Director of Ship Survey, Certification and Manning at the Danish Maritime Authority | Photo: Foto: Søfartsstyrelsen

Vessels flying the Danish flag take the top spot internationally when it comes to complying with rules for safety, health and certificates, according to the annual list compiled by the international port state control Paris MoU. Denmark ranks number one out of 70 nations.

Over the past three years, just 12 out of 1,199 vessels under Danish flags that underwent inspections had not been in compliance with the rules, which led to them being detained in foreign ports, the ranking shows.

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