The coast guard keeps an eye on the sea

Coast guard


  • 15.07.13

    A sea turtle in your nets? A whale on the beach? MUMM's newest leaflet tells you what to do.

  • 10.07.13

    The BIPT (Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunication) has decided that is no longer necessary to prolong the certificates for VHF (Very High Frequency) and SRC (Short Range Certificate) every five years.

  • 28.06.13
    Exercise Polex 2013

    June 25th a Polex exercise was carried out near the windmill farm C-Power. This anti-pollution exercise aimed at testing and training the coordinated deployment of dispersants in and around the windmill farms. Dispersants are chemical products, more in particular, detergents that are specifically used for combating oil at sea. By spraying dispersants onto the oil, the natural dispersion of an oil slick (wave energy resulting in the breaking down of the oil slick into tiny droplets which are released into the water column and are thus diluted) can be accelerated greatly.

  • 23.05.13
    Defense - Crocus

    Are you fascinated by the navy? Would you like to board a frigate or a patrol boat? You'll get the chance on July 6th and 7th during the Navy Days. 

  • 22.05.13
    Bonnex exercise 2013

    Thursday 16th May, a pollution-combating exercise took place off the coast of Duinkerke, Belgium.

  • 22.05.13

    From 23 May until 26 May the fourteenth edition of 'Ostend at Anchor' (Oostende voor Anker) will take place. This year's theme is shipping in the middle ages.
    170 ships will be present and lots of concerts, expositions and other spectacles on shore complete the programme.

  • 08.05.13
    Operation Opera 2013

    Please see Dutch or French translation.

  • 30.04.13
    Afdeling Kust

    On Saturday May 4th, you can test out the brand new 'do it yourself-installations' about floods and climate change for the occasion of the 'week of the sea'.

  • 16.04.13
    Opendoor ATCC 2013

    May 24th, from 12.30pm to 19pm the Air Traffic Control Centre (ATCC) in Semmersake opens its doors to the public.

  • 15.04.13
    Safe Shipping Days 2013

    Slowly but surely the Belgian coast sees the season of pleasure craft starting up again.  The Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre (MRCC), the General Directorate Maritime Transport and the Waterway and River Police have organised four 'safe shipping days'for the promotion of safe pleasure craft.