Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)

Departments and their respective contact details

You can find the individual departments and contact details of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) in the organization chart of the BSH.


Among other things, the BSH is responsible for the German International shipping register (GIS), the navigation and radio equipment on board, the ISPS Code (Security), seafarer’s competence, liability certificates and subsidies for shipping. Find further information on the tasks of the BSH in our section about the German flag state administration.

Contact details

Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie

Postal address:
Postfach 30 12 20
20305 Hamburg

Visitor address:
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78
20359 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 31 90-0

Fax: +49 40 31 90-50 00
E-mail: posteingang@bsh.de

Where to find us: Travel directions