The first mentioned document (DMA 027, Rev. 6) is Guidance for approval of Marine Equipment, in pursuance of “Directive 2014/90/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council” of 23 July 2014 on marine equipment, as amended, Article 7., for ships changing from a non-EU flag to EU flag (Danish flag).
Both documents were published on 19 September 2023.
The directive mentioned above requires that Marine Equipment which is listed in the annex, is marked with a “Wheel Mark” indicating compliance with the Directive.
For ships changing from a non-EU flag to a Danish flag, on-board Marine Equipment required to be “Wheel Marked”, but is not, shall either be changed to “Wheel Marked” equipment or be accepted as equivalent by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) or a Recognized Organization.
The following describes DMA’s procedure for acceptance of such equipment:
In connection with the flag change procedure, a copy of the most recent annex shall be drawn from the Official Journal of the European Union (EUR-Lex) and be submitted to the Owner.
Based on the above-mentioned annex, the Owner/ship shall make a list of non-wheel-marked equipment. The list shall be presented to the attending surveyor from the DMA or from the RO acting on behalf of the DMA on board.
During the flag-change survey of the ship, the attending surveyor will make an assessment of the listed equipment, based on an evaluation of the international certification of the equipment and a visual inspection.
Provided the surveyor finds the equipment to be equivalent (ref. Article 7 of the directive), the surveyor shall issue a DMA “MED Acceptance Certificate” (page 2. of this document) on the equipment. A similar RO “MED Acceptance Certificate” with a minimum of the same information can be issued instead. Any imposed restrictions to the use of the equipment must be stated in the certificate. The certificate is to be kept on board the ship.
Equipment, which is not found to be equivalent, must be replaced.
All the original equipment certificates shall be kept on board, and readily available for inspection.