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Per Sønderstrup

Director at Danish Maritime Authority


Per Soenderstrup holds since 2008 a position as Director in Maritime Regulation and Legal Affairs at the Danish Maritime Authority. His working areas are international maritime regulation including the Passengership safety, Polar Code, Ballast Water Convention, Human Element and Safety Management, training and certification of seafarers (STCW). He attends as Danish delegate to IMO Maritime Safety Committee. New focus areas is standards for offshore operations, autonomous vessels and digitalisation. Before 2008 he held a position as Director of Survey and Certification of Danish ships in particular Safety Management, Security and Classification Societies. He also held positions as Pilotage Superintendent, Special Advisor for Maritime Education and Training and has a background as Nautical lecturer. He started his career at sea and has an educational background as Master Mariner, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a EMBA in Shipping and Logistics.

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