PILOTAGE PRE-PLANNING GUIDE
• Fire or explosion onboard the vessel
• Maritime safety issues
2.3.2. Ship Security Alert System
In addition to above, MAS will receive any Ship Security Alert System alarms from
Danish vessels, navigating either in Danish or in international waters. E.g. in the
event of an attack on the vessel. After receipt of an alarm call, MAS will initiate
communication to the relevant authorities needed to respond to the situation.
2.3.3. Liaison to authorities and salvage companies
MAS acts as a liaison to maritime authorities regarding administrative questions,
as well as to salvage companies in the event of a technical accident, collisions or
groundings. Furthermore, MAS is responsible for conveying changes in the level of
alertness for vessels in Danish waters, and to Danish waters all over the world.
MAS handles the task of National Competent Authority for the EU-based network
SafeSeaNet. This network is tasked with sharing maritime data among the authorities
of the membership states. As a result of this, the Danish Naval Command is
familiar with vessels carrying dangerous goods, among other things. This knowledge
sharing increases the possibilities for an efficient handling, in case of an accident,
or should the goods become a threat in any way.
2.4. Lyngby Radio
National coastal radio station “Lyngby Radio” is operated by the Danish Navy, and
is always contactable using DSC or VHF CH 16. Lyngby Radio will assist vessels by
connecting to the Maritime Assistance Service (MAS) or other relevant authorities
as needed. DanPilot can also be contacted through Lyngby Radio if needed.
Lyngby Radio will broadcast navigational, gale and ICE warnings on Channel 16.
Please monitor these.