Flag State Summary - Belgium

  • Date: 31/08/2010

Main administrative office

Ms. Hilde Lietaer,
Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport,
Maritime Transport ,
Vooruitgangstraat 56 – 1210,

Tel. +32 (0)2 277 35 92 
E-mail dgmar.reg@mobilit.fgov.be

Certification Procedure
Belgium will recognise valid certificates issued by other States parties to Belgian ships before the entry into force date in Belgium and will not require new Belgian certificates before their expiration (Belgium has an explicit agreement on this with Luxembourg who issued the bulk of the certificates for Belgian ships).

Last updated: 5th November 2009

Industry developments

Polar Shipping

Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more

US VRP Compliance

With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs.  For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here

International Environmental compliance

Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.

MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE

International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links

Emergency Contacts

If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder

This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.