Postbus 132, 4530 AC Terneuzen
Schelpenpad 2, 4531 PD Terneuzen, Nederland.
Tel: +31 (0) 115 647400, Fax: +31 (0) 115 647500
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.zeeland-seaports.com
Ship Sanitation Certificate
As of 15 June 2008, you can apply for a Ship Sanitation Certificate (SCC) for use in Zeeland Seaports' port areas. This certificate replaces the deratting certificate. The SSC has been obligatory for vessels sailing on international waters since 15 June 2007. It was introduced to prevent the global spread of infectious diseases.
You can lodge a request for a SCC inspection at:
The municipality of Vlissingen and the Zeeland Community Health Service issue Ship Sanitation Certificates in the port areas of Vlissingen and Terneuzen. They do this in close cooperation with Zeeland Seaports. The inspection is carried out on the basis of the requirements laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO). These requirements have also been laid down in the Dutch Public Health Act.
Types of certificates
There are three different types of certificates:
The guidelines for inspections prescribed by the WHO state that the following items need to be deemed 'satisfactory'
(satisfactory = there is no evidence of infection or contamination. This includes all stages of vectors; animal reservoirs for vectors and pest, microbiological, chemical, nuclear and other health risks; signs of inadequate hygiene measures):