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Notice to mariners BS-122/2018 is hereby withdrawn.

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.

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.

BS2021-027 light out of order on buoy Z10

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The light of buoy Z10 (Iso.R.8s) is out of order until further notice. Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the 2nd military dock and VTS-information can be obtained from Port Control.

BS2021-019 renewal of crane rails CSP terminal

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The work for the renewal of the crane rails mentioned in BS2020-259 has been delayed. 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 1 bollard 26 - bollard 35 as of today until 26/02/2021
- PHASE 2 bollard 18 - bollard 26 26/02/2021 until 30/04/2021
- PHASE 3 bollard 10 - bollard 18 30/04/2021 until 27/06/2021
- PHASE 4 bollard 0 – bollard 10 27/06/2021 until 10/09/2021

BS259 of 2020 is cancelled.

BS2021-025 Probings at the Visart Lock and Military dock

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In the period from Monday the 15th of February until Wednesday the 7th of April 2021 probings will be carried out at the height of the Visart Lock and at the height of the Military Dock (see map in attachment).
The probings will be carried out with vessel Walrus and pontoon Otter who will keep a listening watch on VHF channel 71. The shippers of both vessels can be contacted by phone on the number +31652490520 and +31657668735.
For the probings in the Visart lock and its run-up, there will be an interruption of the shipping traffic for the Visart Lock on following days:

- Monday 15/2 until Wednesday 17/2
- Monday 22/2 until Thursday 4/3
- Monday 22/3 until Thursday 25/3
- Monday 29/3 until Thursday 01/4
- Tuesday 6/4 and Wednesday 7/4

On Friday no probings will be carried out. The probings are carried out each time from 7h until 19h. Once the vessel has started with a probing, it is impossible to move until the probing is finished.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the Visart Lock and the Military Dock.

BS2021-031 Sand reclamation works Duinbergen

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As part of the sand reclamation works in Knokke (Duinbergen), as from the 19th of February 2021, TSHD Pedro Alvares Cabral will connect (each 8 hours) to a floating pipeline in the outer port in order to discharge/pump the dredged sand through it.

The vessel will be positioned just north of the northern dam of the Brittannia Dock (entrance LNG-dock – see map in attachment).

The dredger may not disturb the arrival and departure of the LNG tankers and must leave the above mentioned location in due time (on the order of Port Control).

The Pedro Alvares Cabral wil hold a listening watch on VHF-channel 71 during the activities in the outer port. The dredger will be assisted by Multicat Martine P and tug DN87.

BS2021-045 Port Bruges, Boudewijn Canal and Inner Port – water level lowered

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Due to meteorologic effects , the water level is still lowered.

Maximum allowed draft on the Boudewijn Canal is limited to 6.25m. As soon as the water level is back to the original level this notice will be cancelled.
When in doubt please contact the lockmaster for updates.

BS2021-046 diving operations at quay 207

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On Thursday the 25th of February 2021, between 08h00 and 14h00, divers will be working at quay 207, near bollard 48, in the Outer Port of Zeebrugge.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of quay 207.

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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.

BS2021-005 Diving exercises fire dept.

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Every Friday morning from the 8th of January until the 26th of March 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.

BS2021-010 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).

BS2021-043 Northern Inlet Dock – demolition works K01 and K02– Quay 404

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As from the 1st of March 2021, crane K01 and K02 in the Northern Inlet Dock will be dismantled. The duration of these works will be approximately 5 weeks. Please do not moor between bollard 24 and 28 on quay 404 in connection with these demolition works.