Flemish Hydrography Continues Survey Operations in Priority Areas - 25/03/2020
The Flemish Hydrography of the Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services (Belgium) has taken preventive measures taking into account the safety of its staff and its social and economic responsibility. Using the modern ICT tools available these days, all office based staff are now undertaking their work from home, according to Koen Vanstaen, Director Flemish Hydrography.
Hydrographic Survey Operations
Hydrographic survey operations have been halted for non-urgent areas or where it was not possible to maintain social distancing guidelines, but do continue in priority areas to keep ports and harbours open for business. Thanks to our dedicated staff and partners across the Agency and Government, the Flemish Hydrography currently continues to publish and update Notices to Mariners, Paper and Electronic Nautical Charts, and high density electronic charts for pilots.
Smooth and Safe Shipping
The Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services continues to monitor the situation and will respond to the latest advice from the Flemish and Belgian Authorities. Agency wide scenarios have been developed and a special task force has been established by Minister Lydia Peeters with partners across the nautical chain to explore how smooth and safe shipping can continue during this challenging period.Last updated: 25/03/2020