On 30 November, the Dutch Senate approved a repair bill for the Merchant Shipping Protection Act. This act allows, under certain conditions, private armed security on sea-going vessels under Dutch flag as of 1 January 2022. The Act specifically targets the Gulf of...
The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has started a cooperation with the Netherlands Coast Guard for the protection of maritime heritage in the Dutch part of the North Sea. During a pilot project, whether supervision of shipwrecks can be assigned to the...
A 73-year-old inland skipper from Gorinchem, the Netherlands, was caught degassing his cargo tanks on the Waal river near Tiel. With an upcoming European ban, and strict measures already in place in the Netherlands in anticipation of this ban, extra checks have been...
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