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General

BS 58 Additional regulations maritime traffic from arrival LNG bunker vessel

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From the 1st of April 2017, an LNG bunker vessel (LBV) (the “Engie Zeebrugge”) will be operational in the port of Zeebrugge-Brugge. From then following rules will be applicable:
When an LBV is positioned alongside a receiving vessel or is moored alongside a quay, maritime traffic must pass at a distance of minimum 30 meters with a sailing speed not exceeding 6 knots.
When an LBV is sailing in the port, maritime traffic must keep a minimal distance of 1 cable fore or aft and keep minimum passing distance of 50 meters. Here again, the maximal speed is 6 knots.
Before every shift an LBV will broadcast its sailing plan in English on VHF channel 68 when relevant for the inner port or VHF channel 71 when relevant for the outer port.
As for lock passages, the LBV is the last vessel to enter the lock and in principle the last to leave the lock, unless the lock master instructs otherwise. When the LBV is in the lock, hot work and smoking is prohibited in the lock area (materialized by fencing on all sides) and on all other ships in the lock.

The Port Authority will monitor the speed at all times. Infringement of this rule will be sanctioned accordingly. Other speed restrictions are still applicable.

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.

BS 145 Document for exemption for boatmen

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The document: “Exemption boatmen vessel LOA > 80m” according to art. 4.4.3 of the Port Regulations “Havenverordering voor het havengebied Brugge-Zeebrugge”, can be downloaded from the site: https://zedis.portofzeebrugge.be/

BS191 Correction rearrangement of the buoys in the Zuidelijk Insteekdok – Inner Port Zeebrugge

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Buoy 5 was recently removed. The remaining buoys are in following position (see attachment for more details):

BUOY COLOR LAT LONG BEACONING OF DEPTH LINES
1 green 51°18'10,6" N 003°13'53,5" E -10m TAW
2 green 51°18'09,5" N 003°13'58,2" E -10m TAW
XG green 51°18'03,8" N 003°14'02,3" E -10m TAW
3 green 51°17'58,0" N 003°14'06,5" E -10m TAW
4 green 51°17'40.9" N 003°14'20.4" E -10m TAW
6 green 51°17'42.4" N 003°14'28.2" E -10m TAW
S1 Schotse blaas 51°17'39.4" N 003°14'21.84" E -3m TAW
G1 Schotse blaas 51°17'37.9" N 003°14'21.78" E -3m TAW

All earlier messages about these buoys are cancelled. BS155 also is cancelled.

BS190 Boudewijn Canal - air draft

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On the 1st of September the A11 highway has been taken into service. The Roskam A11 Bridges, crossing the Boudewijn Canal, are a vital part of this connection between the East Coast and Bruges.

We like to limit the use of these bridges for the shipping traffic to a strict minimum. Hence these guidance rules:

1. Maximum air draft of the Railway Bridge is 8,5m above water level (TAW+3,5m). Maximum air draft of the Roskam A11 Bridges is 15m above water level (TAW+3,5m).
2. Vessels which have the ability to lower their mast(s) to create a save underpassage, are obligated to do so. This is in accordance with on Art. 1.3.1. of the “Havenverordening voor het havengebied Brugge-Zeebrugge”.

3. Pleasure craft hampered by their air draft, will get passage with commercial vessels.
4. When there is no commercial traffic expected during daytime, 1 passage will be planned between 14h30 and 15h30. In due time the shippers of pleasure crafts should inform the lockmaster of the Vandamme lock of their intentions on VHF channel 68 or by phone 050/543.231.

BS003 piles on the most Southern part of the Swedish Quay

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(null)On the most Southern part of the Swedish Quay are 3 piles protrude above water. These 3 piles are only visible with low water. They are NOT visible with high water.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the Southern part of the Swedish Quay until further notice.

BS078 diving exercises fire department –Herders Bridge – Dudzele, Old Ferrydock and Prins Filipsdock

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The fire department will conduct diving exercises between 9h30 am and 11h30 am in the Boudewijn Canal next to the Herders Bridge in Dudzele, the Old Ferrydock and the Prins Filipsdock on the following dates:
- Friday the 6th of April 2018
- Friday the 13th of April 2018
- Friday the 20th of April 2018
- Friday the 27th of April 2018
- Friday the 4th of May 2018
- Friday the 11th of May 2018
- Friday the 18th of May 2018
- Friday the 25th of May 2018
- Friday the 1st of June 2018
- Friday the 8th of June 2018
- Friday the 15th of June 2018
- Friday the 22th of June 2018
- Friday the 29th of June 2018
Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the Herders Bridge, the Old Ferrydock and the Prins Filipsdock.

BS100 construction works at the north-western corner of the P. Vandamme Lock

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Construction works are taking place at the north-western corner of the P. Vandamme Lock.

Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the north-western corner of the P. Vandamme Lock.

BS107 diving operations on m/v Carmen - Quay 531

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On Tuesday the 17th of April 2018 from 06h00 till 23h59 , divers will be working on the m/v Carmen at quay 531 in the Inner Port of Zeebrugge.
Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of quay 531.

BS109 sweeping works quays 103 and 104

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On Wednesday the 18th of April 2018, from 08h00 till 16h00 , sweeping works will be carried out at quays 103 and 104 in the outer port of Zeebrugge.
The vessel will carry out a listening watch on VHF channel 71.

Binnenvaart

BS 26 Swinging - Boudewijn Canal

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On the Boudewijn Canal, it is forbidden for ships to swing. Swinging is only allowed in the swinging basin in Bruges (next to the Commercial Docks).

BS163 Boudewijn Canal- signalisation A11-bridges and railway bridge

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As part of the A11 highway, 2 new bridges besides the already existing railway bridge have been constructed. Attached you will find the combination signalisation of both the A11-bridges and the Railway Bridge. https://nts.flaris.be/Alsic.Web.FileStorage.ashx?fileID=e769682e-6845-4…

BS162 is cancelled.

Vandammesluis

BS108 diving operations between the Swedish Quay and the Pierre Vandamme lock

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From Tuesday the 17th until Friday the 20th of April 2018, from 7h00 till 18h00, divers will be working between the Swedish Quay (Quay 705) and the Pierre Vandamme lock.
Navigation traffic will not be disturbed.
Vessels are requested to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the Swedish Quay and the Pierre Vandamme lock