Safety

Safety & Insurance:

Noty with his life jacket

Noty with his life jacket

The ship carries plenty of life jackets for all passengers. For children, we will make sure that suitable life vests are available. Please tell us how many children you bring with you, including the weight of each one of them. This information should be provided together with your booking information. The barge “De 4 Vaargetijden” carries a marine radio for contact with other ships or directly with the stations on the riverside. In case urGhent telephone or fax calls with your family should be required, GSM mobile equipment is available. Mind that both services are more expensive than terrestrial phone calls. The Barge “De 4 Vaargetijden” is equipped with all necessary safety gear. Life belts, rescue flares, fire extinguishers, lifeboat and rescue kit are available. On the lower deck smoke detectors signal any risk of fire. For smokers among the passengers: due to safety regulations smoking is only permitted outside or in the steering house. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the lower deck area, including all cabins. Both hosts/owners are certified as captain and can rely on years of experience with cargo carriers. Both are accustomed to have guests and will put all efforts in making this trip a very enjoyable experience. Natively speaking Dutch they handle English, German and French pretty fluently. Don’t be afraid, of multilingual confusion. The skippers are there for you! The Ship itself is insured “all-risk”. The skippers are covered for their personal responsibility towards their passengers. We recommend our passengers to take a travel insurance.