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The Tuimelaar

MUMM has a rapid intervention boat called the Tuimelaar. This so-called RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) has a fixed keel with a soft, inflatable tube around it.

The Tuimelaar undertakes assignments involving the monitoring of the marine environment, such as sampling for water quality control, oil pollution control and evaluation of the impact of human activities.

Fishing inspections are always carried out in conjunction with the competent services at the Flemish Ministry of Agriculture.

In addition, samples are taken for research concerning eutrophication and algal blooms. Sometimes bird counts are carried out in the shallow areas along the coast (in conjunction with the Institute for Nature Conservation). Divers can also come on board to take soil samples or examine wrecks.

The vessel is equipped to carry out assignments at night and can stay at sea at wind forces of up to 4-5 Bft.

 Technical details





Coastal forecast

TIDES
OSTEND
[TAW]
 
Time
Elev.
 Low
19:10
0.13 m
 High
0:50
4.76 m
 Table Graph North Sea animation Belgian coastal zone animation

Harmonic prediction 
Ostend 1980–2020:
  *to
Enter as YYYY-MM-DD
  
WIND
WESTHINDER
 Speed 8.34 m/s 
 Sector 226° , SW 
 Table Graph Line plot North Sea animation
  
WAVES
AKKAERT
 Height 1.10 m
 Table Graph North Sea animation
  
CURRENTS
WESTHINDER
 Graph ploar plot Line plot North Sea animation Belgian coastal zone animation
  
TEMPERATURE
OSTEND
 Graph Daily maps
  
SALINITY
OSTEND
 Graph Daily maps
  
TRANSPORT
  Daily maps
  


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