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Ship’s papers

Ship’s registration papers

List of safety equipment on board.

If boat is chartered, the charter documents should be carried.

Crew papers


Report to Customs?

Not if arriving from EU country.

Other regulations

There must be a lifejacket on board for each crew member. Try to ensure your boat conforms to RYA booklet C8.

Motor boats must not plane within 200m of the shore. Do not run along close-in to the shoreline. Stay at least 200m out, make entrances and exits at right angles.


Widely available.


Widely available.


Not readily available.

Camping Gaz

Available but not easy to find.

Berthing fees



Danish krone (100 ore).

Credit cards

Widely used. Most banks have cashpoints.


Widely accepted in many shops and restaurants, as well as banks.

Travellers cheques

Can exchange in banks; sometimes accepted in shops and restaurants.

Emergencies ­ VHF

The Lyngby coast radio station covers the whole Danish sea area, and monitors Ch 16 for emergency calls.

Emergencies ­ phone

Police, Ambulance and Fire 112

Calls are free.


If you have come from Britain, Sweden, Norway, Iceland or Ireland (ie countries free of rabies) you can bring your pet in without certification. If you have landed in any other countries it will need a certificate of vaccination against rabies issued at least 30 days, but not more than a year before arrival.

Dialling code to UK

0044 then the number, omitting the first 0.

Telephone boxes

All have international dialling. Use card bought from kiosk, or coins.

Weather forecasts

Broadcast on VHF in English. See RYA weather booklet. On land, you can phone for a forecast in English, Tel: 38383663.


Contact RYA Motor Cruising Division for up-to-date information.

Charts and books

Admiralty charts. Danish NV Sportschiffahrtskarten. Danish Hydrographic Office charts. For advice on charts, see Cruising Guide, below.

Cruising Guide to Germany and Denmark. Imray.

The Baltic Sea. Imray.

British Embassy

36-40 Kastelsvej, DK-2100 Copenhagen. Tel: 0045 3526 4600. Visit or email

Tourist office in UK

Danish Tourist Board, 55 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SY. Tel: 020 7259 5958. Visit or e-mail the Danish Foreign Ministry on


Danish. English widely spoken.

September 2001


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