When to call the emergency number

Call our emergency number +31 88 - 958 4040 immediately in the event of danger! For maritime support (breakdown assistance) you need to contact a maritime rescuer directly. Examples of such non-emergency situations include engine trouble and help towing a vessel to harbour. The contact details of maritime support providers can be found on this page.

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Emergency assistance

Emergency assistance is required if there is a danger to life and/or vessels.

Emergency number: 0900-0111|
Operational number: +31 (0) 88 - 958 4000
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

Non-emergency assistance

If you require maritime support (breakdown assistance) where there is no immediate danger, contact a (commercial) support provider for help. The overview below lists a number of organisations that operate in the various Dutch waters.

NameTelephone numberRegion
HEBO Maritiemservice B.V.+31 6 - 65 07 06 63
+31 38 - 386 81 80
Whole
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00
KNRM Helpt app
Whole
Post Workboats+31 6 - 55 82 48 72In the south of the IJsselmeer
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
Noordwaard Sleepbedrijf & Maritieme Dienstverlening+31 6 - 29 41 29 86Makkum until Kornwerderzand
Heijsman Scheepsbouw & Reparatie+31 6 - 16 10 44 97Whole
Sleepbedrijf Bootsma BV+31 6 - 50 66 68 67Makkum until Den Oever, Stavoren
Algemene Maritieme Reddingsdienst Nederland+31 85 - 065 53 58Whole
NameTelephone numberRegion
Post Workboats+31 6 - 55 82 48 72Ketelmeer, Vossemeer/Zwartewater (in collaboration with Kroezen Scheepstechniek)
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00
KNRM Helpt app
Whole
HEBO Maritiemservice B.V.+31 6 - 65 07 06 63
+31 38 - 386 81 80
Whole
Algemene Maritieme Reddingsdienst Nederland+31 85 - 065 53 58Whole
SIKA Dienstverlening+31 6 - 11 61 88 68
+31 6 - 46 10 23 41
In south of the Markermeer until Harderwijk
Kroezen Scheepstechniek Ketelhaven+31 6 - 42 95 11 54Ketelmeer, Vossemeer, Zwarte Water, Randmeren, IJssel
Waterhulpdienst+31 6 - 55 92 44 01
+31 35 - 525 36 04
IJmeer, Markermeer, Gooimeer, Eemmeer and Nijkerkernauw
NameTelephone numberRegion
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00
KNRM Helpt app
Whole
TacSupport+31 6 - 23 97 66 73
+31 251 - 34 00 07
North Sea area between Noordwijk and Egmond aan Zee
HEBO Maritiemservice B.V.+31 6 - 65 07 06 63
+31 38 - 386 81 80
South of IJmuiden
Dutchtenderservice B.V.+31 70 - 213 75 25
+31 10 - 434 63 87
Whole
Rederij Noordgat+31 6 - 53 10 54 66
+31 6 - 51 28 41 53
+31 56 - 244 30 44
Whole
Multraship Salvage B.V.+31 115 - 64 50 00Whole
Algemene Maritieme Reddingsdienst Nederland+31 85 - 065 53 58Den Helder until Scheveningen
NameTelephone numberRegion
Bruuzer Marine Service+31 6 - 20 03 14 74Waddenzee, North Sea around Texel
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00
KNRM Helpt app
Whole
Veltman Marine Service+31 6 - 20 62 09 33Wantij Terschelling (eastside Oosterom), Ameland, Schiermonnikoog, Lauwersoog and North Sea above Terschelling until Westereems/Huibertgat
Algemene Maritieme Reddingsdienst Nederland+31 85 - 065 53 58Around Den Helder, Den Oever, Kornwerd, and north of the Afsluitdijk
Sleepbedrijf Bootsma BV+31 6 - 50 66 68 67Harlingen until Breezanddijk
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
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
Ubels Offshore+31 6 - 21 85 74 98
+31 6 - 50 50 51 01
Eems until Dollard, Waddengebied from De Lauwers until German wadden
Sleepdienst Delhaas+31 6 - 25 34 28 02
+31 6 - 24 19 88 25
Near shipping locks Kornwerderzand
Iskes Towage & Salvage+31 6 - 27 87 65 67Eemshaven, Eems, adjacent North Sea
NameTelephone numberRegion
Dolphin Maritime Netherlands+31 6 - 46 14 21 26Grevelingenmeer, Haringvliet
Polderman Berging B.V.+31 6 - 30 75 65 51
+31 113 – 38 15 50
Westerschelde, Oosterschelde
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00
KNRM Helpt app
Whole
Multraship Salvage B.V.+31 6 - 53 80 82 13
+31 115 - 64 50 00
Whole
NameTelephone numberRegion
KNRM+31 88 - 999 61 00
KNRM Helpt app
Whole
HEBO Maritiemservice B.V.+31 6 - 65 07 06 63
+31 38 - 386 81 80
Whole
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
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
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
Tender & Marine Service+31 6 - 24 92 17 63Hollands Diep, Haringvliet, Oude Maas, Dordse Kil, Biesbosch, waters surrounding Rotterdam
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)

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 Netherlands Coastguard is not responsible for the quality of these commercial rescuers, nor for incorrect or outdated information about the above-mentioned organisations. In order to keep the information published on this page up to date, please report any changes  to .

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