PILOTAGE PRE-PLANNING GUIDE
All recommended routes through the Danish waters are surveyed in adherence with
Zone of Confidence Level A1 and A2. Please refer to your ECDIS or alternatively
your nautical charts for source diagrams.
In general, the areas with the highest level of survey are closest to the recommended
Chart datum is WGS 84
Vertical chart datum inside Skaw is Danish Vertical Reference 90, which for practical
use equals Mean Sea Level.
Included in Chapter 8 you will find links to reports analyzing the navigation though
2.3. Maritime Assistance Service (Single Point Contact)
24 hour Single Point of Contact
Maritime Assistance Service
Phone: +45 72 85 03 70 (MAS watch)
VHF Channel 16
Maritime Assistance Service (MAS) is part of Defense Command Denmark, and
acts as a central maritime contact for vessels in and around Danish waters.
The primary task of MAS is to maintain communication between the coastal state
of Denmark, the Master of a vessel in need of assistance, and other relevant entities
in the maritime sector. Such entities include (but are not limited to) ship-owners,
salvage companies, port authorities, shipbrokers etc.
2.3.1. Assistance in dangerous situations
Manned 24/7 year round, MAS provides quick and professional assistance to vessels
in need, in situations such as:
• Oil spill / -leaks