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Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
(Dutch pronunciation: [zeːˈbrʏɣə], from: Brugge aan zee[1] [ˈbrʏɣə aːn ˈzeː] meaning " Bruges
Bruges
on Sea",[2] French: Zeebruges) is a village on the coast of Belgium
Belgium
and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port. Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
serves as both the international port of Bruges- Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
and a seafront resort with hotels, cafés, a marina and a beach.

Contents

1 Location 2 History 3 Passenger ferry routes 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Location[edit] Located on the coast of the North Sea, its central location on the Belgian coast, short distance to Great Britain
Great Britain
and close vicinity to densely populated industrialised cities make Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
a crossroads for traffic from all directions. An expressway to Bruges
Bruges
connects Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
to the European motorway system; one can also get to and from Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
by train or tram. It is Belgium's most important fishing port[3][4] and the wholesale fish market located there is one of the largest in Europe. Aside from being a passenger terminal with ferries to the United Kingdom, the harbour serves as the central port for Europe's automotive industry, and it is important for the import, handling and storage of energy products, agriculture products and other general cargo. Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
has the largest LNG
LNG
terminal complex in Europe.[5] History[edit] The harbour was the site of the Zeebrugge Raid
Zeebrugge Raid
on 23 April 1918, when the British Royal Navy
Royal Navy
temporarily put the German inland naval base at Bruges
Bruges
out of action.[6] Admiral Roger Keyes
Roger Keyes
planned and led the raid that stormed the German batteries and sank three old warships at the entrance to the canal leading to the inland port. This action was a partial success as it blocked the access, but the Germans dug a new canal around the ships. The raid, although a morale boosting victory in Britain, was also claimed as a victory in Germany. Later, Zeebrugge's harbour was the scene of disaster when in 1987 the MS Herald of Free Enterprise
MS Herald of Free Enterprise
passenger ferry capsized killing 193 people.[7] Passenger ferry routes[edit]

P&O Ferries to Hull, United Kingdom Zeebrugge - Rosyth ferry service
Zeebrugge - Rosyth ferry service
operated by Norfolkline
Norfolkline
to Rosyth, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(from May 2009) [8] (This service ended on 15 December 2010) [9] (A passenger service operated by DFDS
DFDS
is scheduled to start from 15 May 2018) [10]

See also[edit]

Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge West Flanders Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
Hub

References[edit]

^ Degraer, Hugo (1968). Repertorium van de pers in West-Vlaanderen 1807-1914. Nauwelaerts, University of Michigan. p. 143. , Snippet pages 143 ^ Boniface, Brian G.; Cooper, Christopher P. (2001). Worldwide destinations: the geography of travel and tourism (3 ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. p. 140. ISBN 0-7506-4231-9. , page 140 ^ Wickman, Stephen B. (1986), Belgium, a country study, Volume 1984, Headquarters, Dept. of the Army, p. 199  ^ World fishing, Volume 40. IPC Industrial Press. 1991. p. 15. ] ^ Derdak, Thomas; Grant, Tina (2006). International Directory of Company Histories, Volume 82. St. James Press. p. 92. ISBN 1-55862-586-0.  ^ Warner, Philip (1978), The Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
raid, W. Kimber, ISBN 0-7183-0056-4  ^ Whittingham, R. B. (2008). Preventing corporate accidents: an ethical approach. Butterworth-Heinemann. p. 290. ISBN 0-7506-8062-8. , Appendix 1, p 290 ^ BBC News, 18 December 2008: Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge
ferry to restart in May ^ BBC News 20 August 2010 Passenger ferry service from Rosyth
Rosyth
to Zebrugge to end ^ DFDS
DFDS
22 March 2018 DFDS
DFDS
welcomes passengers on freight vessels between Belgium
Belgium
and Scotland

External links[edit]

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Belgian Coast Tram
Belgian Coast Tram
route

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Coordinates: 51°20′N 3°12′E / 51.333°N 3.200°E / 51.333; 3.200

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