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Regulations

If you visit the North Sea Canal Area you have to comply with the regulations. This way, you will contribute to the safety of the port and its users. Your agent can assist in meeting the requirements.

Regelgeving

The following regulations apply

Scheepvaartverkeerswet (Shipping Traffic Act) The Shipping Traffic Act and its additional Regulations deal with national and international navigation rules.
Loodsplichtbesluit (Compulsory Pilotage Decree) This Decree lists the regulations for compulsory pilotage for ships arriving, departing or shifting.
Port Bye-laws and Port Regulations The local regulations for the North Sea Canal Area can be found in the Port Bye-laws and the Port Regulations.
Operational Areas of Berths When in port, all ships must stay within the operational areas designated to the berths and must comply with the mooring regulations. The regulations can be found here (in Dutch).
Use of the waterway and the North Sea Locks at IJmuiden All ships must comply with the regulations that apply to the North Sea Locks at IJmuiden and with the various Waterway Regulations. The regulations can be found here (in Dutch).
Wet Publieke Gezondheid (Public Health Act) You are required to report the presence on board of any passenger with an infectious disease or of any suspected infectious disease. In that case you should contact the Port Authority via VHF, or the Radio Medical Service through the Netherlands Coastguard.
ISPS-code and the Port Security Act

You are required to supply security information prior to arrival and departure. You can do this together with your arrival and departure notifications via Portbase.
If you wish to receive ships subject to the ISPS code at your port facility, your port facility must be ISPS-certified in accordance with the Port Security Act.

Dutch Prevention of Pollution from Ships Act and Port Waste Plan North Sea Canal Area

During your visit to the North Sea Canal Area, you are required to deliver any ship-generated waste and cargo residues. For more information, please consult the waste disposal page. This requirement applies to seagoing ships on the basis of the Prevention of Pollution from Ships Act.
During your stay checks may be carried out to see whether you comply with the applicable regulations. The Harbour Master is authorised to carry out these checks.