xx North Sea: new shipping routes
North Sea: new shipping routes
- The North Sea is one of the busiest and most intensively used seas in the world
- Currently there are no fixed routes in certain areas along the Dutch and Belgian coast
- Therefore the Netherlands and Belgium have jointly adapted their shipping routes
- These new routes will improve the flow of shipping, safety and will help ships with navigation
More about our targets and results
Do the works impede me?
Rijkswaterstaat will relocate the buoys on 30 and 31 May and 1 June 2017. During that time, maritime traffic may still sail through unmarked areas and/or routes. Various measures will be taken to guarantee safety during the transition period. Before and during relocation of the buoys, maritime traffic will be kept informed by means of live navigation messages and Notices to Mariners. During relocation of the buoys on 30 and 31 May, the old navigation routes will remain in force.
More about the impediments
Ready: 1 June 2017
|30 and 31 May and 1 June
||Relocation of buoys in the area concerned.
|1 June 2017
||Midnight UTC (02.00 AM local time): the new routes become effective.
More information about our planning
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