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Police Checks Belgium 05 Oct 2015 14:09 #67244

As I understood Peter when we got the certificate the number should be stamped into the starboard rear of the boat. In our case behind the wheelhouse. The old boat now has 2 lots of Dutch numbers, tonnage, depth and Belgian numbers stamped in the hull. David

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Police Checks Belgium 05 Oct 2015 13:10 #67243

Andy Soper wrote: Name letters must be at least 20 cm and numbers 15cm.

..For a boat 20m or longer.
But - like the 1m square Blue Board, smaller in proportion to the boat, seems to be acceptable. My numbers are 10cm high because the space available is only 15cm. 10cm is the minimum height (in CEVNI) for the boat's name and registration on a boat under 20m.

Pete

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Police Checks Belgium 05 Oct 2015 12:55 #67242

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Hello Chris,

The regulations are in CEVNI (not TRIWV) v5 Chapter 2.

The ENI is required and does away with the need for any national number.

Name letters must be at least 20 cm and numbers 15cm.

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Police Checks Belgium 05 Oct 2015 09:48 #67229

Andy

Thanks for the good advice list so as to be prepared, we have been
checked several times in Belgium, most winters we are visited by the
police on routine check in ports like Brugge. The ATIS number has been
checked with special receiver displaying the number on transmit. It does
pay to have an orderly binder file with all the sections easily found,
as soon as they see you are organised, the process seems to be much
swifter. I've printed a 12 section index card for ours with headings in
three languages EN,FR, NL to assist finding relevant info. (.doc
template available if anyone wishes)

One thing I'm unsure about. Having obtained the TRIWV we obviously
display the ENI number but also have an SSR. Is it necessary to mention
SSR or display number on ship when you have an ENI with RYA issued ENI
certificate? As I'm about to order new decals after recent painting I
would like to lose the SSR number if possible. Any police unit in FR, BE
or NL should surely recognise and accept the ENI number.

As an aside, does anyone have the info about ENI number sizing and
positioning, Ship name, port and positioning and any other info. length,
beam etc. that you should display for TRIWV vessels? I can't recall
where I read about all this and can't find it in the knowledge base but
would like to get it right with new decals in the offing. Thanks.


On 04/10/2015 21:26, DBA Forum (WCE) - Andy Soper wrote: We have been
stopped and checked by the Wallonian Water Police twice in two weeks.
Both checks were from Liege based officers - polite, correct, good
humoured and determined. The items checked were: Skippers licence - UK
ICC accepted Skippers home address and date of birth Ships radio
licence, list of equipment fitted (but no check against actual), ATIS
variation and number. Radio Operator's licence - UK SRC accepted
Communtaire Certificate (we are over 20m in length) - Dutch certificate
accepted Registration - UK SSR accepted Lifejackets - asked number
carried ' quarte et deux pour chiens' accepted - no physical check Fire
extinguishers - one checked - 'in the green on the gauge' - accepted One
officer asked for 'certificate de jeaugage' but accepted not required as
we are a visiting ship. He also commented - after the three commercials
and left the lock - that I should use two lines to secure in a lock and
not use my prop and one line to hold position in the lock. I did not
argue that the commercials had all used this technique! Hope this helps
others to prepare for Wallonia

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Police Checks Belgium 05 Oct 2015 05:45 #67228

Thank you. Headed there this morning.

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Police Checks Belgium 04 Oct 2015 21:26 #67221

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We have been stopped and checked by the Wallonian Water Police twice in two weeks.

Both checks were from Liege based officers - polite, correct, good humoured and determined.

The items checked were:

Skippers licence - UK ICC accepted
Skippers home address and date of birth
Ships radio licence, list of equipment fitted (but no check against actual), ATIS variation and number.
Radio Operator's licence - UK SRC accepted
Communtaire Certificate (we are over 20m in length) - Dutch certificate accepted
Registration - UK SSR accepted
Lifejackets - asked number carried ' quarte et deux pour chiens' accepted - no physical check
Fire extinguishers - one checked - 'in the green on the gauge' - accepted

One officer asked for 'certificate de jeaugage' but accepted not required as we are a visiting ship.
He also commented - after the three commercials and left the lock - that I should use two lines to secure in a lock and not use my prop and one line to hold position in the lock. I did not argue that the commercials had all used this technique!

Hope this helps others to prepare for Wallonia

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Andy Soper
DBA - Director Representation
mv Neeltje
Coookham

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