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General

BS144

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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

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

BS134 additional conditions due to Coronavirus outbreak – Pilotage of vessels

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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NtM-076 is no longer valid.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

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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.

BS166 Aerators – “Nijverheidsdok” – Quay 952

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Today, Friday the 26th of June 2020, aerators were placed in the water near quay 952 in the “Nijverheidsdok”.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of quay 952.

BS167 Wheelfender - northwetsern corner P. Vandammelock

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The wheelfender on the northwestern corner of the P. Vandammelock is finished.
As a result, the signalisation pole on the northwestern corner of the P. Vandammelock is removed.

BS100 and BS172 from 2018 are cancelled. Also the mooring prohibition referred to in BS270 of 2018 is cancelled.

BS170 diving exercises

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The 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:

- Friday the 3 th of July 2020
- Friday the 10th of July 2020
- Friday the 17th of July 2020
- Friday the 24th of July 2020
- Friday the 31st of July 2020
- Friday the 7th of August 2020
- Friday the 14th of August 2020
- Friday the 21nd of August 2020
- Friday the 28th of August 2020
- Friday the 4th of September 2020
- Friday the 11th of September 2020
- Friday the 18th of September 2020
- Friday the 25th of September 2020

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

The 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:

- Friday the 3 th of July 2020
- Friday the 10th of July 2020
- Friday the 17th of July 2020
- Friday the 24th of July 2020
- Friday the 31st of July 2020
- Friday the 7th of August 2020
- Friday the 14th of August 2020
- Friday the 21nd of August 2020
- Friday the 28th of August 2020
- Friday the 4th of September 2020
- Friday the 11th of September 2020
- Friday the 18th of September 2020
- Friday the 25th of September 2020

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

BS175 diving operations

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From Tuesday the 07th of July 2020 until Friday the 10 th of July 2020, between 7h30 and 16h00, divers will be working at quays 126 - 127 in the Outer Port of Zeebrugge.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of quays 126 - 127.

BS168 Shipshorn - Tribute

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging ships’ captains around the world to sound their horns when in port at 12.00 local time on Wednesday, 8 July to remind governments of the ongoing crew change crisis.

There will be a countdown for the whole port on the respective VHF-channels, 71 for the outer port and 68 for the inner port. In this way we want to ensure that all ships simultaneously sound their horn for 1minute.

All movements should be reported with an additional notice of 30 minutes through the appropriate VHF channel in order to guarantee the safety of shipping.

Vandammesluis

BS135 Zeebrugge - Inner Port – Southern Inlet Dock - light out of order on green buoys nr 3 and 4

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Following green buoys in the Southern Inlet dock are unlit until further notice:

• Southern Inlet Dock nr 3 position 51°17’58,0” N - 003°14’06,5” E
• 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.

BS157 Inner Port Zeebrugge jetty 525

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NtM 147 is no longer valid.

As from Tuesday the 23rd of June 2020 jetty 525 can be used again.

Visartsluis

BS158 Visart Lock Zeebrugge interruption for teh shipping traffic

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Due to maintenance works, the Visart Lock at Zeebrugge will not operate from Wednesday the 8th of July 2020 until Friday the 10th of July 2020, or as much shorter as possible or longer as necessary.