For the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), also called drones, we distinguish the private/recreational and professional use.
Private/recreational use of drones is prohibited in port areas. Professional use is only allowed when the underneath mentioned requirements from the Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport (IL&T), North Sea Ports (NSP) and Verbrugge Terminals are fully met.
Requirements IL&T (Authority for Transport)
- The photographer/drone pilot needs a valid ROC licence. The companies mentioned in the list below (see link) possess such licences including special exemption. For flying over port areas with a drone a ROC licence with exemption on article 5a and 5b is required. See: https://www.ilent.nl/onderwerpen/drones/documenten/publicaties/2018/11/26/overzichtroc-vergunningen
- The drone pilot must have a valid RPA-L certificate (pilot’s flying license) and also general and specific declarations of competence must be submitted (such as a medical test).
- For flying a drone two men are required at all times (one pilot and one observer).
- The drone aircraft must be registered in the Aviation Register (Proof of the Dutch Aviation Register – called a BVI).
- Only approved and allowed drones must be used (both physical- and flying test). For this the drone needs a valid proof of airworthiness (called a S-BVL).
- A complete and approved (by IL&T) manual must be available including all procedures and risk assessments.
- For exceptional circumstances/ conditions an additional Job Risk Assessment (JRA) should be made.
- A liability insurance contract must be available.
So just having a ROC light permit does not meet the requirements!
Requirements NSP (Port Authority)
- At least 24 hours in advance of the actual recordings, approval must be requested from North Sea Ports (NSP), via the mail accounts below:
Requirements Verbrugge Terminals
- A photo/film permit must be requested in advance via the Verbrugge Terminals website: https://www.verbruggeinternational.com/en/vt/terminalaccess/filmphoto . Per email you will receive a confirmation when the request has been approved.
- After approval you’ll need to report to our security office in order to sign the application after which you will receive a copy. The pilot needs to have this copy at all times and must be able to show it upon request.
- Flying near/above risky situations/conditions is prohibited.
- An additional Job Risk Assessment (JRA) must be presented to and approved by Verbrugge Terminals prior to the recordings.
- All footage is exclusively property of Verbrugge Terminals and must be approved by Verbrugge Terminals before any use / publication.
- For filming and flying a drone over/near a ship, approval should be requested from the captain of the vessel. Of course the crew should be informed as well.
|BVI||Proof of the Dutch Aviation Register|
|IL&T||Inspection Living Environment and Transport|
|NSP||North Sea Ports|
|RI&E||Risk Assessment and Evaluation|
|ROC licence||RPAS Operator Certificate|
|RPAS||Remotely Piloted Aircraft System|
|RPAS L||RPAS Licence|
|S-BVL||Special Proof of Airworthiness|
|TRA||Job Risk Assessment|