Belgie, West-Vlaanderen

LICHTSCHIP WEST-HINDER

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The light ship West-Hinder is a protected wreck in the Belgian North Sea. You have to register with the government to dive the wreck, but in principle anyone can register. The West-Hinder sank on 14 December 1912 and lies upright on the sea bottom. The superstructure has disappeared, but the hull is almost intact. Light ships were used off the Belgian coast to mark sand banks, such as the Westhinder. The ships had a nine-strong crew. All crew members were lost in the disaster.

Particulars

Name: West-Hinder Light Ship. Length: 33 m. Width: 8 m. Cargo: Baken. Tonnage: 218. Crew: 9. Location: Northwest of Oostende. Sunken: 14 December 1912.

Warnings

Only wreck divers can dive on the West-Hinder. Diving only with permission of the Belgian government and after online registration.

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LICHTSCHIP WEST-HINDER Features

Nicknames
West-Hinder Lightship
Address
N.v.t. / NA
Parking
At charter
Distance
40 min.
Suitable for
Wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Restricted access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
Limited / sterk
Visibility
4 - 10 m.
Average visibility
7 m.
Depth
30 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Pouting, cod
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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