The coast guard keeps an eye on the sea

Coast guard


  • 19.08.11
    Masterplan Coastal Safety

    Masterplan Coastal Safety about to start in Koksijde and Wenduine Soon the first works within the scope of the masterplan Coastal Safety will commence in both Koksijde and Wenduine. Together with the municipalities, the Coastal Division organizes informative meetings for the public. There you can get all information and answers to you queries about the masterplan coastal safety.

  • 20.07.11
    Sand Extraction

    The Continental Shelf Service of the FPS for the Economy holds its triennial seminar on the 17th of October 2011. The Continental Shelf Service is responsible for ensuring a sustainable exploitation of mineral resources of the Belgian Continental Shelf.

  • 28.06.11

    Database containing all local place names along the Belgian coast.
    Lifeguards get faster to 'Het Keun'(the rabbit) or 'Blote Betsy'(naked betsy).

    Author: Tom Le Bacq

    BLANKENBERGE/KNOKKE-HEIST/BRUGGE/MIDDELKERKE/KOKSIJDE/DE PANNE/BREDENE/DE HAAN/OOSTENDE - The province has developed a new database  with the different names of approximately a thousand places along our coast. 'If people call us to say that someone is in distress at'Het Keun' in Knokke, we can find out much quicker where we are expected to go', says operator Philippe D'Haene.

    'Child missing in the neighbourhood of Blote Betsy' or 'swimmer in distress off De Pisser': when people contact the rescue services they often use these local place names. To prevent that the rescue services lose time with deciphering these mysterious messages, the province has developed a new database. The database contains 931 places along the Belgian coast, and all possible names that are used to indicate them.

  • 01.06.11
    Flemish Ports Day 2011

    On the second Flemish Ports Day on Saturday 25 June 2011 the ports of Ostend, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Antwerp open their doors. A unique opportunity to discover the hustle and bustle in the Flemish ports.

  • 18.11.10

    For the second time this year, the Coast Guard operation Opera took place from 18 till 29 October in the cold waters of the Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone in the North Sea. This operation was organized in the framework of a cooperation agreement among various Coast Guard partners.

  • 26.10.10

    Lookout Nieuwpoort ceases to exist from November 1st 2010.

  • 30.08.10
    Explosives chart

    Found an explosive?
    You'd much rather not encounter an explosive in your nets or on board but when it does happen, this chart of explosives may come in handy.

  • 14.07.10
    Life Guards

    During the summer months they can be instantly recognised by their red uniform: the lifeguards. After an intensive training and a rigorous selection, they ensure the safety of visitors to the beach in the monitored zones of coastal towns during the tourist summer season.

  • 26.05.10
    Ostend at Anchor 2010

    From 27 May until 30 May the eleventh edition of 'Ostend at Anchor' (Oostende voor Anker) will take place. This year it's all about the Ostend privateers.
    No less than 200 ships take part and you can board certain vessels to take a sailing trip. The quays also provide plenty of entertainment: exhibitions, free concerts and a maritime - inspired market.

  • 23.03.10
    Guide on the water

    Have you just bought a sailing boat? Do you want to know which documents are obligatory to have on board? Are you trying to figure out what is allowed and what is not at sea and on inland waters?
    Look no further, we are here to help you out with a new brochure: "Guide on the water".