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Coast guard

Accessibility statement


United States

Accessibility statement

COAST GUARD, undertakes to make this site accessible, in accordance with the following legislation: Act of 19 July 2018 on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public organisations.

This accessibility statement applies to :


Compliance status

This website is non-compliant. Non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.

An external accessibility audit was conducted. This audit was a simplified analysis.

Please find the link to the audit; Report: Kustwacht | Kustwacht | - 2024-05-29T09:02:12- 2024-05-29 - Accessibility Auditing Tool (

Non-accessible content

Certain pages of the website contain non-accessible content:

  • Some pages lack the link title that describes the function of the link for an anchor element.
  • Some pages do not contain an alt attribute on the img element.
  • Some pages lack section headings to identify them.   
  • Some pages do not contain semantic markers to highlight highlighted or special text.
  • Some pages lack a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 exists between the text (and text in image form) and the text background
  • Some pages lack the use of form elements and links.

Suggested alternatives

There are currently no alternatives.

Contact details

If you have any questions or comments about the accessibility of our website/application, please contact us via: The email address: or via the contact form. ( )

If you have any questions or comments about the accessibility of our website/application (In case the Coast Guard does not respond), please contact the following monitoring body:

Adres: Leuvenseweg 48, bus 6, 1000 Brussel

E-mail :


Improvement plan

Changes are planned to be implemented after the audit in 2024.

  • The 'footer' was created with the accessibility statement in 3 languages.
  • Color codes and contrasts for links were changed by BOSA.
  • On the planning: verification of naming images and descriptions purpose of links by the end of 2024

This statement was drafted on 09/07/2024.

The last revision of the statement took place on 09/07/2024.