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Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78, D-20359 Hamburg
P.O. Box 30 12 20, D-20305 Hamburg 
Tel. +49 40 3190-0  
Fax: +49 40 3190-5000


Neptunallee 5
18057 Rostock
Tel. +49 381 4563-5  
Fax: +49 381 4563-948


The contents of these web pages are protected by copyright. Any reproduction, modification, distribution, use, or publication of the information or data, particularly of text, video and audio material, must be expressly permitted. The only exceptions are BSH press releases.

BSH only allows links to HTML pages (e.g. It does not permit any links to single page elements (e.g. graphs, doc or pdf files).

Image credits:

Permission for use of the images on this website has been obtained. Anyone who believes that their rights have been infringed is encouraged to contact the publisher. No images or graphs from the BSH's website may be reproduced or published without prior consent from the webmaster.


E-mail communication should be used only for general enquiries and administrative matters. Please note that legally binding statements, e.g. applications for approval, which are submitted by e-mail have no legal effect. Exceptions have to be expressly agreed with the BSH.

Disclaimer of liability:

BSH makes no warranty for the reliability, completeness, consistency, or accuracy of the data and contents of this website. In particular, BSH shall not be held liable for any damage incurred by users or third parties due to the use of  such data and contents. This disclaimer does not cover liability for loss of life, physical or health injury arising from negligent breach of statutory duty by the BSH or from an intentional or negligent breach of statutory duty by its employees, agents or servants. It also does not cover other damage arising from a grossly negligent breach of statutory duty by BSH or from an intentional or grossly negligent breach of statutory duty by its employees, agents or servants. The above exceptions from the disclaimer do not apply to users who are businesspersons or public law entities or constitute special assets governed by public law (öffentlich-rechtliches Sondervermögen).

Links from the website to third-party Internet sites are provided as an information service only. The BSH expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for the contents of such third-party sites, particularly with respect to possible infringements of copyright, trademark right or personal rights, violations of competition law, or to possible criminal offences.

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In case you have any problems with font sizes on the BSH’s website, please check the font size in your browser settings. The font sizes on are scalable, in line with web content accessibility requirements, and allow you to choose your individual settings.

Java Script:

Navigation is also possible when you have  deactivated Java Script and stylesheets.


The BSH Website has three hierarchical levels. At the highest level, you find the categories Shipping, Marine Data, Marine Uses, Products, Applications, and The BSH. When you move the mouse accross the categories, pop-up menus lead you to the individual topics.


For each topic, an info box on the right-hand side of each page shows the e-mail address and phone number of the responsible BSH employee who will answer any additional questions you may have.
In case of technical problems concerning the BSH Website, please contact Jörg Gerdes. Any questions and comments relating to the contents of the web pages should be addressed to NN.


If you are using the print function, a new window will open up showing only the contents of the page without the info box. The printout will fit on a DINA4 vertical format if you format the page with a right and left-hand margin of 0.5 cm in your browser.


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