Maritime assistance services

Always notify the Coastguard in the event of danger! It is the boater’s own responsibility to arrange for non-urgent maritime support (breakdown assistance).

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Emergency assistance

In case of emergency there is a danger to life and/or vessels.

Emergency number: 0900-0111|
Operational number: +31 (0) 223 - 54 23 00
Radio: Continuous listening watch on VHF-channel 16
DSC: VHF-channel 70 and MF 2187,5 kHz
MMSI-number: 002442000
SAR-callsign: Den Helder Rescue

Important information when reporting

Specific information is important when reporting an emergency to the Coastguard Centre:

Who:
name of the vessel, person
What:
the situation / type of vessel / colour / size
Where:
(geographic) position / sailing route / itinerary / schedule
Which:
type of assistance needed
When:
time of last recorded contact or known location

Maritime support (breakdown assistance)

If you require maritime support (breakdown assistance) where there is no immediate danger, contact a (commercial) support provider for help. For example in the event of engine problems, a broken mast, if you need to be towed or something else. The overview below lists a number of organisations that operate in Dutch waters. The Coastguard runs an operational centre for the coordination of emergency assistance in situations where lives or vessels are in immediate danger.

NameTelephone numberRegion
Post Workboats+31 6 - 55 82 48 72In the south of the IJsselmeer
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00 of KNRM Helpt appWhole
Noordwaard Sleepbedrijf & Maritieme Dienstverlening+31 6 - 29 41 29 86Makkum until Kornwerderzand
Sleepbedrijf Bootsma BV+31 6 - 50 66 68 67Makkum until Den Oever, Stavoren
HEBO Maritiemservice B.V.+31 6 - 65 07 06 63
+31 38 - 386 81 80
Whole
Sleepdienst Delhaas+31 6 - 25 34 28 02
31 6 - 24 19 88 25
IJsselmeer North; Makkum, Friesche Kust until Stavoren, Kornwerderzand, Afsluitdijk, Den Oever
Algemene Maritieme Reddingsdienst Nederland+31 85 - 065 53 58Whole
Heijsman Scheepsbouw & Reparatie+31 6 - 16 10 44 97Whole
NameTelephone numberRegion
Waterhulpdienst+31 6 - 55 92 44 01
+31 35 - 525 36 04
IJmeer, Markermeer, Gooimeer, Eemmeer and Nijkerkernauw
Post Workboats+31 6 - 55 82 48 72Ketelmeer, Vossemeer/Zwartewater (in collaboration with Kroezen Scheepstechniek)
Algemene Maritieme Reddingsdienst Nederland+31 85 - 065 53 58Whole
HEBO Maritiemservice B.V.+31 6 - 65 07 06 63
+31 38 - 386 81 80
Whole
SIKA Dienstverlening+31 6 - 11 61 88 68
+31 6 - 46 10 23 41
In south of the Markermeer until Harderwijk
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00 of KNRM Helpt appWhole
Kroezen Scheepstechniek Ketelhaven+31 6 - 42 95 11 54Ketelmeer, Vossemeer, Zwarte Water, Randmeren, IJssel
NameTelephone numberRegion
HEBO Maritiemservice B.V.+31 6 - 65 07 06 63
+31 38 - 386 81 80
South of IJmuiden
Multraship Salvage B.V.+31 115 - 64 50 00Whole
Dutchtenderservice B.V.+31 70 - 213 75 25
+31 10 - 434 63 87
Whole
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00 of KNRM Helpt appWhole
TacSupport+31 6 - 23 97 66 73
+31 251 - 34 00 07
North Sea area between Noordwijk and Egmond aan Zee
Rederij Noordgat+31 6 - 53 10 54 66
+31 6 - 51 28 41 53
+31 56 - 244 30 44
Whole
NameTelephone numberRegion
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00 of KNRM Helpt appWhole
Veltman Marine Service+31 6 - 20 62 09 33Wantij Terschelling (eastside Oosterom), Ameland, Schiermonnikoog, Lauwersoog and North Sea above Terschelling until Westereems/Huibertgat
Bos Marine Services+31 6 - 15 08 89 40
+31 519 - 34 94 22
Waddenzee from Holwerd until Eemshaven, North Sea from Ameland until Borkum, Lauwersmeer, Dokkumerdiep and Reitdiep
Bruuzer Marine Service+31 6 - 20 03 14 74Waddenzee, North Sea around Texel
Sleepdienst Delhaas+31 6 - 25 34 28 02
+31 6 - 24 19 88 25
Near shipping locks Kornwerderzand
Ubels Offshore+31 6 - 21 85 74 98
+31 6 - 50 50 51 01
Eems until Dollard, Waddengebied from De Lauwers until German wadden
Rederij Noordgat+31 6 - 53 10 54 66
+31 6 - 51 28 41 53
+31 56 - 244 30 44
Terschelling, Vlieland, Harlingen, Kornwerderzand, Texel, Den Oever and Den Helder
Sleepbedrijf Bootsma BV+31 6 - 50 66 68 67Harlingen until Breezanddijk
Iskes Towage & Salvage+31 6 - 27 87 65 67Eemshaven, Eems, adjacent North Sea
NameTelephone numberRegion
Multraship Salvage B.V.+31 6 - 53 80 82 13
+31 115 - 64 50 00
Whole
MRD Marinesupport B.V.+31 6 - 53 64 21 32
+31 6 - 11 84 56 72
Grevelingenmeer
Polderman Berging B.V.+31 6 - 30 75 65 51
+31 113 – 38 15 50
Westerschelde, Oosterschelde
Dolphin Maritime Netherlands+31 6 - 46 14 21 26Grevelingenmeer, Haringvliet
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00 of KNRM Helpt appWhole
NameTelephone numberRegion
HEBO Maritiemservice B.V.+31 6 - 65 07 06 63
+31 38 - 386 81 80
Whole
Algemene Maritieme Reddingsdienst Nederland+31 85 - 065 53 58Brabantse and Dordtsche Biesbosch, Oude Maas, Nieuwe Maas, Hollands Diep tot Haringvlietbrug, De Noord, Beneden Merwede, Boven Merwede, Nieuwe Merwede, Dordtsche Kil
BST Dintelsas+31 167 - 52 32 88Hollands Diep, rondom complex Volkeraksluizen , Zoommeer/Volkerak, Zuid Vlije en Schelde Rijnverbinding until Kreekraksluizen. In collaboration with other providers: Hollandsdiep, Haringvliet (oostzijde), Grevelingen and Oosterschelde (eastside)
Multraship Salvage B.V.+31 6 - 53 80 82 13
+31 115 - 64 50 00
Whole
MRD Marinesupport B.V.+31 6 - 53 64 21 32
+31 6 - 11 84 56 72
Haringvliet
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00 of KNRM Helpt appWhole
Tender & Marine Service+31 6 - 24 92 17 63Hollands Diep, Haringvliet, Oude Maas, Dordse Kil, Biesbosch, waters surrounding Rotterdam
Marine Safety Support+31 6 - 52 43 59 94Brabantse en Dordtsche Biesbosch, Oude Maas, Nieuwe Maas, Hollands Diep, Haringvliet , De Noord, Beneden Merwede, Boven Merwede, Nieuwe Merwede, Dordtsche Kil

Make sure that you know the conditions for the provision of help and any costs involved. If necessary, contact your insurance company to ask which expenses are covered and which are not. The Coastguard is not responsible for incorrect or outdated information about the above-mentioned organisations. In order to keep the information published on this page up to date, changes can be reported to .

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