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PILOTAGE EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

Decree Pilotage Exemption Certificates Scheldt Regulations 2008

The regional authority can issue a Pilotage Exemption Certificate (PEC) for one or more shipping fairways or parts thereof. This certificate is valid for the passage on a stretch of fairway in the Common Nautical Administration area on a certain vessel, for the captain and the officer of this seagoing vessel on which this person is acting as a traffic participant. This exemption certificate will only be issued if the requirements for issuing such a certificate have been met. A certificate can be issued for one or more similar vessels. An issued certificate is NOT valid for seagoing vessels carrying dangerous goods or compound seagoing vessels. For other catagories of shipping traffic, compulsory pilotage is in force. During suspended pilot service, only for inbound vessels shore based pilotage (SBP) is available under certain circumstances.

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Decree Pilotage Exemption Certificates Scheldt Regulations 2008 (in Dutch only)