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.
Zeebrugge Outer Port- Albert II dock: shallow waters
The area north of the green buoys ZA-3/ZA-5/ZA-9 is unsafe for surface navigation. Shipping in this area is dangerous and prohibited.
BS079 Draft restriction Quay 948
Until further notice a draft restriction of 3.80m applies at quay 948.
BS207 Railwaybridge Dudzele– interruption for the shipping traffic
Due to repair works, the Railwaybridge in Dudzele will not operate on Saturdaythe 5th of September 2020, between 0900hrs until 1600hrs, or as much shorter as possible or longer as necessary.
BS245 works at the combi wall – Quay 126
As from Monday the 12th of October 2020 until Friday the 23th of October 2020, operations will be carried out on the combi wall of quay 126 in the Outer Port of Zeebrugge. It is forbidden to moor at quay 126 during the operations.
Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of quay 126.
BS135 ADJUSTMENT Zeebrugge - Inner Port – Southern Inlet Dock - light out of order on green buoys nr 3 and 4
Following green buoy in the Southern Inlet dock is unlit until further notice
• Southern Inlet Dock nr 4 position 51°17’40,9” N – 003°14’20,4” E
Vessels are requested to proceed with caution and VTS-information can be obtained from the lockmaster.
BS216 P. Vandamme Lock - interruption for the shipping traffic
Due to repair works the P. Vandamme lock will be interrupted for the shipping traffic on following dates:
-Friday the 11th of September 2020 from 7h00 till 12h00
-Monday the 14th of September until Friday the 2nd of October 2020 (every time from 7h00 till 12h00 except during weekends and on Thursdays)
-Monday the 5th of October 2020 from 7h00 till 19h00
-Wednesday the 7th of October 2020 from 7h00 till 19h00
-Friday the 9th of October 2020 from 7h00 till 12h00
-Monday the 26th of October until Wednesday the 28th of October 2020 from 8h00 till 13h00
-Monday the 2nd of November until Wednesday the 4th of November 2020 from 8h00 till 13h00
-Monday the 9th of November until Wednesday the 11th of November 2020 from 8h00 till 13h00
Or as much shorter as possible or longer as necessary.
All vessels (inward and outward bound) are requested to order the necessary tugs in due time (minimum 4 hours in advance).
BS227 Dampoortlock in Bruges - interruption
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 16th of October 2020 at 18h00 till Wednesday the 28th of October 2020 at 06.00h.
-and from Friday the 27th of November 2020 at 18h00 until Wednesday the 9th of December 2020 at 06h00.
BS238 diving exercises fire departement
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.
BS244 dry dock413
On Wednesday the 30th of September 2020 between 07h and 10h, BNS Godetia will be leaving the dry dock of Flanders Ship Repair at quay 413 in the inner port of Zeebrugge.
Shipping is requested to manoeuvre with caution in the vicinity of quay 413.
BS229 Visart Lock – operational again for shipping traffic
The Visart Lock will be operational again on Friday the 18th of September 2020.