The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) participated in another meeting of the informal shipping group in the North Sea on the 2nd of September 2021. The participants of the seventh meeting of this group were from 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 studies, dealing with shipping, were presented and discussed. The group also exchanged their experiences about collisions and traffic management. The next meeting of this group is planned for December 2021.