German Flag State Administration:

BG Verkehr / Dienststelle Schiffssicherheit
Brandstwiete 1
20457 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 361 37-0
Fax: +49 40 36137-204
Mail: schiffssicherheit@bg-verkehr.de

Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78
20359 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 31 90-0
Fax: +49 40 3190-5000
Mail: posteingang@bsh.de

Bundesnetzagentur
Außenstelle Hamburg
Sachsenstrasse 12 und 14
20097 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 23655-0
Fax: +49 40 23655-182
Mail: seefunk@bnetza.de

Seeschiffsregister
Liste der Seeschiffsregister in Deutschland:

Kontaktdaten aller Seeschiffsregister



Classification societies:

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Vertretung in Deutschland
Hermannstraße 15
20095 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 37 85-870
Fax: +49 40 37 85-87 87
Mail: abshamburg@eagle.org

Bureau Veritas (BV)
Vertretung in Deutschland
Veritaskai 1
21079 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 236 25-0
Fax: +49 40 236 25-422
Mail: info@de.bureauveritas.com

DNV
Vertretung in Deutschland
Brooktorkai 18
20457 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 361 49-0
Fax: +49 40 361 49-74 96
Mail: headoffice@dnv.com

Lloyd's Register (LR)
Vertretung in Deutschland
Überseeallee 10
20457 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 34 97 00 10 100
Mail: hamburg-marine-services@lr.org

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)
Vertretung in Deutschland
Spaldingstraße 77a
20097 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 23 30 32
Fax: +49 40 23 08 63
Mail: hb@classnk.or.jp

Korean Register (KR)
Vertretung in Deutschland
Baltic Carrée, Am Kaiserkai 13
20457 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 88 91 37 91
Fax: +49 40 88 91 37 92
Mail: hamburg@krs.co.kr

Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Vertretung in Deutschland
Schellerdamm 2
21079 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 28 41 93-550
Fax: +49 40 28 41 93-551
Mail: hamburg.marine@rina.org

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)
Vertretung in Deutschland
Großer Grasbrook 9
20457 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 60 09 07-820
Fax: +49 40 60 09 07-869
Mail: germany@rs-class.org

Flag State, classification societies

According to the International Convention on the Law of the Sea every state is responsible for the ships flying its flag. Germany as a flag state takes its responsibility for safety as well as for working and living conditions on its seagoing ships very seriously. Different from other flags, it employs its state-run administration rather than private companies to ensure that requirements are complied with. Only in a few areas, e.g. surveys of ships abroad, are private companies (classification societies) authorized to act on behalf of the German administration. The flag state administration supervises classification societies acting on its behalf.

Many former masters and marine engineers with many years of experience at sea work at the German flag state administration. They know what they are talking about. Out of Hamburg our specialists can get quickly to the German shipping companies.

The German Flag State Administration is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. The certificates for the BG Verkehr (Ship Safety Division) and the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) certify a high quality of work.