German Flag State Administration:

BG Verkehr / Dienststelle Schiffssicherheit
Brandstwiete 1
20457 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 361 37-0
Fax: +49 40 36137-204

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

Phone: +49 40 31 90-0
Fax: +49 40 3190-5000

Außenstelle Hamburg
Sachsenstrasse 12 und 14
20097 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 23655-0
Fax: +49 40 23655-182

Liste der Seeschiffsregister in Deutschland:

Kontaktdaten aller Seeschiffsregister

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.