Electric ferries are in a rapid development, and the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) is actively engaged in ensuring that safety is part of the innovative efforts taking place in the Blue Denmark.
The DMA is working in a joint project with the industry, other authorities and classification societies to promote understanding of the use of lithium-ion batteries in the maritime industry. With a particular focus on safety.
Denis Cederholm-Larsen, Senior Ship Inspector at the Danish Maritime Authority:
“The project’s results is to provide a common understanding of the use of lithium-ion batteries in the maritime industry, which will benefit both authorities and the industry.”
The project is expected to be completed during the summer of 2019. Various tests and data collection are performed during this period.
Source: Maritime Shipping News