Concerns about fines for yachts using red diesel sailing through Belgian waters

Concerns have been raised about fines of up to £500-£750  for yachts using red diesel who are sailing through Belgian waters. Essex Yacht Club, Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club and the Thames Estuary Yacht Club have all been informed about the current situation. The Belgian Ambassador to the UK, Rudolf Huygelen has stated that no further fines will be levied on yachts until 18th September when the next the EU Committee on Excise Duty meets to discuss the matter.