SOMETHING TO REPORT?
CALL 913 FOR FREE
In cases of emergency at sea, you need to contact the Rescue and Coordination Centre (RCC) of the Coastguard immediately on emergency number 913 on Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten. You can always send a message, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Important information to report to the RCC when having an emergency at sea:
- Your exact position at sea;
- What the emergency is;
- How we can get in touch with you / your contact information;
Please note: stay calm and try not to panic. Answer the questions asked by the operator as precisely as possible.
YOU CAN HELP!
The Coastguard works hard to keep the sea as safe as possible for everyone, and your help in this is very important. Do you see something suspicious? Notify the Coastguard, when it is about people in danger, environmental infringements, illegal fishery, disturbance by water sport enthusiasts, illegal transportation of drugs, or people at sea.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR?
- Light signals (from land or sea) from headlights, flashlights, or searchlights can indicate a landing of drugs or illegals. Smugglers use these to make sure the other party is present and that the coast is clear.
- Chasing away and threatening fishermen and beach guests is also a suspicious sign.
- A red flare at sea can mean that someone is in danger. Contact the Coastguard immediately. You can save someone's life by acting rapidly..