The coast guard keeps an eye on the sea

Coast guard

Ports Day 2013

On the third Flemish Ports Day on Sunday 22 September, the ports of Ostend, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Antwerp open their doors. A unique opportunity to discover the hustle and bustle in the Flemish ports.

In Ostend port you can learn more about the Belgian Coast Guard structure and its partners. You may also watch the operators of the Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre (MRCC) at work. The MRCC is the first point of contact for vessels in distress. It coordinates rescue operations and deploys all the coast guard partners that can offer assistance.
You also get the chance to learn more about several other coastguard partners such as Fleet, Shipping Assistance Division, Customs, Maritime and River Police, agency for Maritime and Coastal Services, ...
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