The coast guard keeps an eye on the sea

Coast guard


  • 29.08.12
    Opendoor base Koksijde 2012

    Wednesday 29th August 2012, an opendoor is organized on Koksijde military base, which focuses on the emergency services. The goal is to let the public have a view 'behind the scenes' of municipal, provincial and national emergency services.

  • 05.07.12
    Reorganization Rescue Services

    Since 1st July the sea rescue services have been reorganized. There are now three rescue station with vessels (Nieuwpoort - Oostende - Blankenberge) and the rescue services are stand by 24/7.

  • 05.07.12

    This weekend, on July 7th and 8th, the naval base in Zeebrugge is the place to be. You can board twelve Belgian and foreign vessels, there are helicopter demonstrations, dive initiations and cruises

  • 28.06.12
    Exercise Polex 2012

    Thursday 28th June an international anti-pollution exercise was held on the North Sea, about 25 kilometres north of the coastal city of Ostend.
    Six vessels especially equipped for combatting marine pollution took part. Machinery and equipment were tested as well as coordinated manoeuvring. A total of eight vessels took part in the exercise: Zeehond and Zeetijger of Vloot (Fleet), two vessels chartered by the European Agency for Maritime Safety (EMSA): DC Vlaanderen 3000 and Interballast III, two Dutch vessels: Arca and Frans Naerebout, a Belgian navy vessel and the Provider (Ship Support) as well as an airplane and a helicopter. Despite the unfavourable weather conditions, operations unrolled smoothly.

  • 05.06.12

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  • 01.06.12

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  • 05.03.12

    This summer Londen hosts the Olympics from 27th July until the 12th August and the Paralympics from 29th August until 12th September.
    Are you planning to travel to Londen in your own pleasure craft?

  • 29.11.11
    Chart Lodewijkbank

    On November 18th 2011 the reproduction of the "Fisheries chart for Blankenberghe" was officially inaugurated at Blankenberge town hall.

    The original, a rare maritime chart of Flemish sandbanks, can be found in Sint-Pieters college in Blankenberge. The chart, painted on canvas, dates back to 1890 and was used to train fishers-to-be in the Free School for Fishermen. Teacher Joseph Ponjaert designed it based on English sea charts and on the knowledge of local fishermen. The chart boasts around 90 sand banks and fairways, some of them carrying strange names indeed (Blister Fairway, Evil Ground, ...). The majority of these names cannot be found on older or more recent charts.

  • 07.10.11
    Operatie Opera 2011

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  • 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.