Pilots of Vlissingen


We took a tour to Vlissingen in the Netherlands. It was a windy place, with Dutch and Belgian pilots boats going back and forth!

At Vlissingen, which is on the mouth of the Schelde river, pilots from both the Netherlands and Belgian pilot authorities are stationed, to guide vessels from the high seas into the ports of either Antwerp and other Belgian ports as well as the many small Dutch ports in the area.
Vessels are very close to the shoreline, so this is a very good place to observe the transition of pilots between vessels and pilot cutters!

Ships passing Vlissingen


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