Notices to Mariners are issued by the port authority, and give information that may be of interest to ships.

Notices to Mariners relate to various subjects within the port, such as an interruption of a lock or waterway, works, diving activities, changes in maximum depth or temporary barriers that affect shipping.

The following messages are updated automatically at regular intervals.

 

Algemeen

BS079 Draft restriction Quay 948

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Until further notice a draft restriction of 3.80m applies at quay 948.

BS315 Afvalbeheersplan 2021

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The new waste management plan will be in effect from 1/01/2021. You can find this document in the file “documents” on Zedis (http://zedis.portofzeebrugge.be/ ) from 1/01/2021.

BS2021-098 Renewal crane rails CSP terminal

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The planning of the works for the renewal of the crane rails mentioned in BS-2021-019 has been modified. Below is an overview of the new schedule. Due to the works being carried out on the crane rails at the CSP terminal, it is not possible, until further notice, to carry out cargo operations between relevant bollards during the phases below:

- PHASE 3 bollard 12 - bollard 19 today until 07/05/2021
- PHASE 4 bollard 0 – bollard 12 10/05/2021 until 16/07/2021

BS-2021-019 is herewith cancelled.

BS2021-110 Boudewijn Canal – Safe draught

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The normal water level on the Boudewijn canal is 3,62 meters relative to LAT (3,39 TAW).

At this water level, the safe draught on the Boudewijn Canal is set at:
- North of the Verbindingsdok:
• 6,5m for vessels with a breadth until 17,5m
• 6,35m for vessels with a breadth of more than 17,5m
- South of the Verbindingsdok:
• 6,35m for vessels with a breadth until 17,5m
• 5,95m for vessels with a breadth of more than 17,5m.

Since the water level is subject to fluctuations depending on the amount of lock passages, the weather conditions, period of droughts, etc. it is recommended to contact the lockkeeper to obtain the current water level via VHF channel 68 or tel. 050/543.231.
The water level you will get from the lockkeeper will be relative to LAT.

If applicable, draft limitation will be communicated via an additional notice to mariners.

BS2021-092 diving exercises fire dept.

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Every Friday morning from the 9th of April until the 30th of June 2021 the local fire department will conduct diving exercises, between 9h30 and 11h30, in the Boudewijn-Canal in the vicinity of the Herders Bridge in Dudzele.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the Herders Bridge.

BS2021-109 ADJUSTMENT Zeebrugge Inner Port– Probings on the Boudewijn Canal

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In the period from Monday the 31st of May until Thursday the 3rd of June 2021 probings will be carried out on the Boudewijn canal (for exact locations see map in attachment).

The probings will be carried out with vessel Pierre Petit who will keep a listening watch on VHF channel 68. The shipper of the vessel can be contacted by phone on the number +32 499 57 51 92.

The probings are carried out during daytime each time from 7h until 19h on weekdays. The fairway can be cleared with a notice of 15 to 20 minutes.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the Boudewijn canal.

BS2021-131 diving operations on quay 211

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Today, Tuesday the 18th of May 2021, from 14h30 until 18u00, divers will be working at quay 211 in the Outer Port of Zeebrugge.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of quay 211.

Vandammesluis

BS293 P. Van Dammelock restricted draught

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For works on the rails of lock gate 1 of the P. Vandamme Lock, the contractor will use a Habitat.

This Habitat will be placed on Wednesday the 25th of November 2020 and will remain in the lock until the end of the works (approx.. until 26/05/2021).

As a result, the draft of the ships in the P. Vandamme lock will be limited to 13m.

Ships and lock master have to keep this in mind when ships are going through the lock and during the planning of the locks’ passages.

BS2021-010 ADJUSTMENT 2 P. Vandamme Lock-interruption for the shipping traffic

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Due to maintenance works the P. Vandamme Lock will be interrupted for the shipping traffic on:

-Monday the 8th of February 2021 from 08h00 until 12h00
-Monday the 22th of February 2021 from 07h30 until 12h00
-Thursday the 25th of February 2021 from 12h00 until 16h30
-Monday the 1st of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Tuesday the 2nd of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Wednesday the 3rd of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Friday the 5th of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Saturday the 6th of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Monday the 8th of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Tuesday the 9th of March 2021 until the beginning of July 2021 on every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6h30 until 11h30 and on Sunday from 6h30 until 13h30

Each time until the mentioned end time or as much shorter as possible or longer as necessary.

All ships (inward- and outward bound) are requested to order the necessary tugs in time (minimum 4 hrs in advance).

Due to maintenance works the P. Vandamme Lock will be interrupted for the shipping traffic on:

-Monday the 8th of February 2021 from 08h00 until 12h00
-Monday the 22th of February 2021 from 07h30 until 12h00
-Thursday the 25th of February 2021 from 12h00 until 16h30
-Monday the 1st of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Tuesday the 2nd of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Wednesday the 3rd of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Friday the 5th of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Saturday the 6th of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Monday the 8th of March 2021 from 6h30 until 11h30
-Tuesday the 9th of March 2021 until the beginning of July 2021 on every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6h30 until 11h30 and on Sunday from 6h30 until 13h30

Each time until the mentioned end time or as much shorter as possible or longer as necessary.

All ships (inward- and outward bound) are requested to order the necessary tugs in time (minimum 4 hrs in advance).

BS2021-097 Visart lock out of order

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The Visart Lock is out of order for shipping traffic until further notice.

Binnenvaart

BS2021-088Flemish Waste Management Plan Inland Shipping 2021

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The new waste management plan for inland shipping is in effect from 1/01/2021 until 31/12/2025.
You can find this document in the file “Regulations” on Zedis ( http://zedis.portofzeebrugge.be/Document# )

BS2021-123 Lock at the Dampoort in Bruges-interruption for the shipping traffic

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The administration of the Flemish inland waterways want to let you know that due to major maintenance works the Dampoortlock in Bruges on the canal Gent-Ostend will be interrupted for the shipping traffic on the following dates:

-from Friday the 18th of June 2021 at 18h00 till Wednesday the 30th of June 2021 at 06.00h.