14 Kop Westhavendam
Bench 14 Head of the Westhavendam
There are a number of ports on the Western Scheldt, which are served by merchant ships from all over the world. Pilots are employed to ensure that each ship arrives safely in the harbour to handle its cargo. They know the local waterways well and provide advice to captains and skippers when navigating through the area. With its strong currents, twists and turns, the Western Scheldt is one of the busiest and most difficult rivers in the world to navigate! Pilots know exactly where the fairways are located and work at night and during the low tide to keep the Western Scheldt safe.