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.

 

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BS079 Draft restriction Quay 948

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

BS147 Boudewijn Canal - draught

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The maximum draught on the Boudewijn Canal has been determined as follows:
- 6,35m for vessels with a breadth of up to 17,5m;
- 5,90m for vessels with a breadth greater than or equal to 17,5m.

Vessels wishing to exceed the above limitations should contact the Harbour Master’s Office in advance.

Notice to mariners BS-122/2018 is hereby withdrawn.

BS259 outer Port of Zeebrugge : renewal of crane rails CSP-terminal

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Due to 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 1 bollard 26 bollard 35 as of today until the end of November.
- PHASE 2 bolder 18- bolder 26 end of November until end of this year
- PHASE 3 & 4 bolder 1- bolder 18 more info in time

BS269 Zeebrugge - Inner Port – Southern Inlet Dock

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Following green buoy in the Southern Inlet dock is repaired:
• Southern Inlet Dock nr 4 position 51°17’40,9” N – 003°14’20,4” E

Following green buoys in the Southern Inlet dock are back in there original position:
• Southern Inlet Dock nr 4 position 51°17’40,9” N – 003°14’20,4” E
• Southern Inlet Dock XG position 51°18’03,8” N – 003°14’02,3” E

The red buoy in the Southern Inlet dock is back in his original position:
• Southern Inlet Dock position 51° 18,14’ N – 003°14,20’ E

NtM 135, NtM 246 and NtM 262 are herewith cancelled.

BS285 dredging works Albert II dock and Wielingendock

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As from Monday the 23rd of November 2020 dredging works will be carried out in the Wielingendock and Albert-II dock of Zeebrugge. The dredging works will be carried out with dredger Peter The Great, assisted by Multratug 22, Sloeber or Pagadder and sounding vessel La Venta . The dredging works will take approximately 2 weeks.

All movements must be reported to Port Control via VHF-channel 71. Vessels from and to the Wielingendock must give a notice of 30’ to Port Control and/or Peter The Great via VHF-channel 71 so that a safe passage can be provided.

Above mentioned vessels will listen to VHF-channel 71.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the Wielingendock or Albert-II dock.

BS295 Buoy ZW7 temporarily removed

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As from Tuesday the 24th of November 2020 until the end of the dredging works out in the Wielingendock of Zeebrugge, buoy ZW7 will be temporarily removed.

BS296 Zeebrugge - Inner Port – Verbindingsdok

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As part of the construction of the new bridge in the connecting dock, a (temporary) South Cardinal beacon will be placed on pile DBR_6 of an underwater structure. This will be positioned at the coordinates below (as can also be seen on the image on pg. 2):

• South Cardinal post in position:
51°18’45,39”N – 003°12’36,994” E

• With light character as follows:
white flickering light - flickers grouped by 6 followed by a long glare of at least 2sec.

Vandammesluis

BS238 diving exercises fire departement

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Every Friday morning from the 1st of October until the 25th of December the local fire department will conduct diving exercises, between 8h30 am and 11h30 am, 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.

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BS284 PVD-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 23rd of November 2020 from 8h00 till 13h00
- Wednesday the 25th of November 2020 from 08h00 until Thursday the 26th of November 02h00
-Monday the 7th until Wednesday the 9th of December 2020 from 8h00 until 13h00

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).

BS281 is cancelled.

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.

BSS 299 Diving Operations Toscana

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On Friday the 27th of November 2020, between 09.00 and 17.00hrs, diving operations will be carried out on the m/v Toscana at quay 509 in the inner port of Zeebrugge.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of quay 509.

BSS300 Water level inner port

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Due to the construction works at the new junctionbridge in the inner port of Zeebrugge, the water level of the docks will be lowered to LAT + 3,58 (TAW +3,35) until Friday the 11th of December.

Maximum allowed draft on the Boudewijn Canal is limited to 6.20m until then.