Out of the military base 'Lombardsijde - Nieuwpoort' shooting exercises are organized on a regular basis. For safety reasons, part of the sea is closed off for all shipping during the exercises. In the Notices to Mariners nr 1 you can see which sectors are reserved for the shooting exercises. You can also find them on the nautical charts.
The timing for the shooting exercises can be found in the list of Notices to Mariners . More information on the website of the ministry of Defence.
Shooting exercises are normally never organized on Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays or during school holidays.
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Danger at sea