In the Netherlands, you need a cleaning licence if you use a cleaning ship to clean another ship that contains or has contained dangerous or hazardous substances. You can obtain this licence from your local municipal authority. Further information about the cleaning licence can be found in your municipal authority’s port rules and regulations (Havenverordening).
Online application procedure via Message Box
You can apply for a cleaning licence also via Message Box. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.