The Belgian coastline - only 67 km long - is counting 82 manned rescue stations and therefore probably one of thesafest in the world for beach lovers. Rescuers, warning signs, flags and buoys ensure one cancarefree enjoy a day of sun, sea and beach. Nevertheless, beaches remain achallenging environment where danger sometimes comes from an unexpected angle. During theWorldOceanDay on the 8th of June in Oostende, Belgium and during summer pop-up activities along the coast, you will learn about one or more of the 13 possiblebeach hazards. Some occur more often and cause minor obstacles. Others are exceptional, but may have serious consequences. At these events you will learn how to prevent these hazards as a beach visitor. And what to do if you get into a dangerous situation. Because a warned person is worth two, SEAfety First!
► We kindly invite everyone to WorldOceanDay on the 8th of June at CC De Grote Post in Oostende, Belgium for an evening-filling program including (in Dutch only):
Check out the WorldOceanDay program in all details on the SEAfety First website:www.vliz.be/seafetyfirst (in Dutch only). Participation in WereldOceaanDag is free, but registration is required.
►During the months of June, July and August, SEAfety First will appear here and there along the Belgian coast. Our partners breed on lectures, activities, expo and guided tours.
Keep a watch on the website www.vliz.be/seafetyfirst (in Dutch) about what, how and when of these pop-up activities!