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International exchange in the informal shipping group for the North Sea

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The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) participated in another meeting of the informal shipping group in the North Sea on the 10th of June 2021. The participants of the seventh meeting of this group were from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

During this meeting, the current draft maritime spatial plans in the respective countries were discussed. The focus was on shipping routes and offshore wind farms. Furthermore, the results of two shipping studies performed last year were presented and discussed. The group also exchanged their experiences about collisions. A continued close collaboration and exchange of information in this group is planned for the future.