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.
BS134 additional conditions due to Coronavirus outbreak – Pilotage of vessels
In connection with the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus additional conditions are imposed in pilotage during storms.
These additional conditions are issued at the request of the pilot services to prevent the pilots from sailing.
When pilot services are ceased, pilots will no longer be send out to the ports of departure in order to sail from there to the port of Zeebrugge.
When pilot services are ceased, the following additional conditions for departing vessels should be taken into account:
1 Vessels that are unable to drop their pilot at the pilot station due to bad weather, should:
A - Not leave the Port of Zeebrugge until pilot services are resumed, a pilot order already made should be suspended.
B - When pilot services are ceased after leaving the port, contact the pilot coordinator after which a suitable solution is sought.
These additional conditions remain in force until the 1st of September 2020. If extension is necessary, this will be announced again.
NtM-076 is no longer valid.
BS126 Zeebrugge - Inner Port – Southern Inlet Dock - light out of order on red buoy
Following red buoy in the Southern Inlet dock is unlit until further notice:
• Southern Inlet Dock position 51° 18,14’ N – 003°14,20’ E
Vessels are requested to proceed with caution and VTS-information can be obtained from the lockmaster.