The coast guard keeps an eye on the sea

Coast guard


  • 21.08.09
    Visit ministers to the Civil Protection in Jabbeke

    Please see Dutch translation.

  • 08.07.09
    Sticker MRCC

    To ensure a safe navigation in the Belgian part of the North Sea, Shipping Assistance Division has issued a sticker.

  • 16.06.09

    For more information on the new brochure: Visit the website or send an e-mail to .

  • 26.05.09

    From 29 May until 1 June the tenth editon of 'Ostend at Anchor'(Oostende voor Anker) will take place.
    This anniversary will be a a retrospective honouring all the different themes which have been brought into play during the past ten years : the Vikings, the Siege of Ostend, Ireland and the Celts, Tintin and Belgians on the South Pole.

  • 19.02.09

    Epirbs 121.5 et 243 MHz Attention!
    Since the first of February 2009, satelittes (copsas-sarsat) will no longer be equipped to detect Epirbs that emit on frequencies 121.5 and 243 MHz.

  • 12.02.09

    A new chapter in the investment plan of the Flemish VLOOT (FLEET)
    February 10th, the construction of a new, multifunctional buoy-laying vessel was assigned to the DAMEN –Group (The Netherlands). This multi-purpose vessel forms part of an investment plan for FLEET approved by Kris Peeters, Flemish minister authorised for the ports. Within the Agency for Maritime Services and Coast, which ensures safe and efficient shipping in Flemish waters, FLEET does not only fulfil its role as shipowner, but is also in charge of the management and the maintenance of no less than 264 buoys.

  • 12.02.09
    MRCC Ostend

    In 2008 the Ostend – based Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre (MRCC) handled 187 incidents. 20 persons were rescued and up to 40 people had to be evacuated, mostly because of medical reasons. In comparison with 2007, when 205 incidents were reported, the number of incidents off the Belgian Coast has decreased.

  • 26.01.09

    Meet some of our coast guard partners on the Belgian Boat Show in Ghent from 7 to 15 February. From Saturday 7 February to Sunday 15 February the 21st edition of the Belgian Boat Show takes place in Flanders Expo Ghent, a must for watersports enthusiasts. The Belgian Boat Show is open from 12h tot 18h during weekdays, from 12h to 22h on Friday and from 10h to 18h in the weekend.

  • 08.12.08

    Please see French or Dutch translation.

  • 07.11.08

    On the Flemish Ports Day of this year, the structure Coast Guard has unveiled its new campaign image.
    The Coast Guard guards the coast. That’s what both its name and its logo stand for. Take a close look at the logo and you’ll discover an eye. The eyelids above and below are made up of two waves, moving in opposite directions.