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Simpson Bay Bridges - October  2015

All vessels entering Simpson Bay and the Simpson Bay Lagoon are by law required to clear in at the lagoon Authority Collection (+1721 545 3183) office immediatly after arrival and pay the indebted bridge, harbor and clearance fees.
Contact the bridge operator on  VHF12 to ask permission to use it, inbound, and outbound.
A fee will be applied.

Rates

  • 9m - 12m : usd 7
  • 12m - 15m : usd 21
  • 15m - 18m : usd 42
  • 18m - 22m : usd 120
  • 22m - 28m : usd 200
  • 28m - 36m : usd 300
  • Over 36m : usd 500
  • Special opening : usd 1000

No special opening after midnight.

Openings November 18th 2013

 

Information for Simpson Bay Bridges

Simpson Bay Bridge

Average Height when closed is 2·4m (varies according to the Tide)
Bridge width 17·0m
Controlling depth 6·0m
VHF 12
Tel. +1 721 545 5230 / + 1 721-545-3183

Causeway Swing Bridge

Average Height when closed is 6.2 m (varies according to the Tide)
Bridge width 23.0 m
Controlling depth 6.0 m
Speed Limit : 3 knots
VHF 12
Tel. +1 721 545 5230 / + 1 721-545-3183

Simpson Bay Bridge Opening

Causeway Bridge Opening

       
8.30 hrs Outbound Traffic 7.30 hrs On call on weekends
9.30 hrs Inbound traffic 8.15 hrs In & Outbound traffic
10.30 hrs Outbound Traffic 10.00 hrs In & Outbound traffic
11.30 hrs Inbound traffic 11.45 hrs In & Outbound traffic
15.00 hrs Inbound Traffic 15.30 hrs In & Outbound traffic
16.00 hrs Outbound Traffic    
17.00 hrs Inbound Traffic

17.15 hrs

In & Outbound traffic

 
 

 Information for Sandy Ground Bridge

Sandy Ground Bridge
Average Height when closed is 2.9m to 3.30m (8.7ft to 10ft)
Bridge Width 10m (30ft)
Controlling depth 3.5m to 3.80m (10.6ft to 11.5ft)
Speed Limit : 3 knots
VHF 16
Tel. +59 0590 29 04 75 -  Capitainerie Marina Port la Royale (tel : +59 0590 87 20 43)

Sandy Ground Bride Opening - October 2015

Monday to Saturday :  
9 hrs In & Outbound traffic
14.30 hrs In & Outbound traffic
17.30 hrs In & Outbound traffic
   
Sunday & Holidays :
9 hrs In & Outbound traffic
17h.30 hrs In & Outbound traffic

Free - departing boats have priority

 

 

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Since Saint Martin is divided between France and the Netherlands, the formalities, which have to be carried out when entering or leaving the island, differ from one side of the island to the other.

On the French side

  1. The Border Police (PAF)

    Baie de Marigot

    • Situated on the waterfront in Marigot, at the ferry terminal
    • Open Monday to Friday from 8am to noon and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
    • Open on Saturday from 8am to noon.
    • Closed on Sundays
    • Passports and original boat papers must be presented.
  2.  La Capitainerie de la Marina Port la Royale

    Marina Fort Louis - Capitainerie

     

  3. La Capitainerie de la Marina Fort Louis

    Marina Fort Louis - Capitainerie

  4. On the Dutch side

    The Immigration department
    • Simpson Bay
    • The police station, close to the bridge
    • Monday to Friday from 8.00am to noon and from 1.00pm to 4.30pm
    • Saturday and Sunday from 9.00am to noon
    • It is possible to clear out in advance.
Philipsburg

Philipsburg

  • At the entrance to the commercial dock
  • Monday to Friday from 8.00am to midday and from 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from 7.30 to 3.30 pm
  • It is possible to clear out in advance
 
Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority official website :

www.slacnv.net

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EMERGENCY- NUMEROS D'URGENCE

 

SINT MAARTEN

 
Emergency 911
Fire Alarm 919
Hospital 910 & +1 721 543 1111
Sea Rescue 199 & +1 721 542 4966
Coast Guard  913 & +1 721 543 7603
Philipsburg Police Station       +1 721 542 2222
Simpson Bay Police Station +1 721 545 5503
   
SAINT MARTIN  
Police Emergency - Gendarmerie   17
Fire/Accident Emergency- Pompier     18
Sauvetage en Mer  
CROSS   VHF 16 & +596 0596 70 92 92
SNSM +59 0590 0690 767 500
   

CLEARANCES – IMMIGRATION

 
SINT MAARTEN  
GREAT BAY  
Immigration & Customs      + 1 721 542 1000
SIMPSON BAY  
Simpson Bay Police Station     + 1 721 545 5500
SLAC  +1 721 545 3183
   

SAINT MARTIN

 
PAF- IMMIGRATlON        +59 0590 87 55 13
Gare Maritime Marigot        +59 0590 29 29 33
   
CLEARANCE  
Marina Port La Royale +59 590 872 043
Marina Fort Louis     +59 590 511 111
Radisson Marina Anse Marcel      +59 590 873 194
Oyster Pond Captain's Oliver Marina          +59 590 873 347

 

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7 scientifiques, près de 200 plongées de jour comme de nuit, un laboratoire éphémère et trois semaines d’étude pour 700 nouvelles espèces marines identifiées dans la Réserve Naturelle.
Les premiers résultats de cette expédition scientifique ont dépassé toutes nos attentes et l’équipe a découvert avec émerveillement des espèces jamais identifiées
auparavant dans nos eaux.
Nous vous en offrons un échantillon dans les pages qui suivent, en attendant le rapport complet, en septembre prochain et une exposition photo de cette faune méconnue.
Cette richesse naturelle est une raison supplémentaire de préserver nos écosystèmes, sur lesquels pèsent tant de menaces. Seule une prise de conscience écologique globale permettra d’éviter les pollutions, de mettre un terme à la pêche clandestine ou encore de favoriser la ponte des tortues marines sur nos plages.
L’une des missions de la Réserve est d’encourager cette prise de conscience, comme elle s’y emploie au fil des pages de ce journal. Bonne lecture!

Le journal # 15

Romain Renoux
Directeur de la Réserve naturelle de Saint-Martin

 

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