The coast guard keeps an eye on the sea

Coast guard


  • 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.