Arrival of New Belgica at Homeport Zeebrugge

After three and a half years, the R / V Belgica ( Research Vessel ), the new oceanographic research vessel, finally arrived in its home port of Zeebrugge on Monday 13 December. Around eight o’clock, its imposing appearance takes shape in the darkness. For the last part of the Scheur-Zand route, towards the port of Zeebrugge, the Belgica was escorted…

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FS Cormoran PASSEX with Belgian Navy

June 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – From June 19 to 21, 2021, the Public Service Patroller (PSP) Cormoran visited Zeebrugge, Belgium. During this period, the Cherbourg crew conducted several exchanges with the Belgian special forces. The French crew thus seized the opportunity to carry out two opportunity exercises ( Passe exercise – PASSEX). First, the Belgian Special Operations Boat Unit…

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Book Review: The Naval Flank of the Western Front

By Mark Karau Seaforth Publishing Pages: 276 ISBN: 9781848322318 Published: 10th February 2015 In 1914, Germany occupied the Belgian ports of Ostend, Zeebrugge and Brugges as part of the Schlieffen Plan, the invasion of France through Belgium. With these ports closer to England than Germany, Marinekorps Flanders was formed. This would eventually include a naval air station, flotillas of naval…

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