Exemption from the use of boatmen

Smaller seagoing vessels that are listed in the 'required pilotage register for small seagoing vessels' are exempted from the pilotage requirement on the Vlissingen Rede-port of Ghent route. These vessels are also exempted from the use of boatmen in port of Ghent.

The conditions that apply to this exemption from boatmen can be consulted in the ENIGMA+ port information system. Follow this procedure:

  • Search for the ship by name or by Lloyd’s number in the ENIGMA+ table of ships.
  • Under the 'Scheepsdoc.' tab, search for the type 'Exemption from Boatmen' (in Dutch: Vrijstelling van Bootmannen).

Requests for exemption from boatmen are handled via e-mail.

You can find the correct conditions for exemption below.