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  • 18.08.2020 Impressive Noctiluca (Sea Sparkle) bloom in the North Sea

    The past weekend, striking orange spots and strings were observed in the Belgian part of the North Sea near the Buitenratel sandbank. A sailor reported this to the Coast Guard centre (through the Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre - MRCC) as a possible pollution. After inspection by various coast guard partners, Maritime and River Police, ministry of Defence and the Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (MUMM, it became clear...

  • 20.05.2020 Restart ferry services MDK

    Our coast guard partner agency for Maritime and Coastal services (MDK) restarted the ferry services in Ostend and Antwerp. 

    To ensure everybody's safety, following rules apply:

    Ostend ferry: face mask is obligatory for passengers of 12 years and older -  maximum of 11 passengers including 4 bikes per crossing. 

    Sint-Anna ferry in Antwerp: face mask is obligatory for...