Anchoring of vessels over 20m and 24m is now restricted near the coasts of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var.
In August 2020, the Maritime Prefecture of the Mediterranean announced on their official website, their project to implement orders for the anchoring of vessels over 24 meters long, in the eastern Mediterranean. This project sets out the principles established by the prefectural decree n°123/2019, with the aim of organizing the anchoring of vessels from 20 to 24 meters, depending on the area.
The main reasons are: navigation safety, maritime security and environmental protection.
Thus, the Maritime Prefecture signed on October 14, 2020, two decrees that regulate the anchoring and stopping of vessels of 20/24 meters and more:
-1st order n°205/2020 of October 14, 2020: restrictions on the western zone of the department, framing the vessels of 24 meters and more, which plan to stop or anchor.
-2nd order n°204/2020 of October 1, 2020: regulations in the Eastern zone for vessels of 20 meters or more in length, planning to stop or anchor in prohibited areas.
Of course, there are still some areas where stopping / anchoring is allowed. To see the zones, you will find maps by zone by scrolling through the photos in this article.
There is one zone that is a little more particular than the others, as this one is notably governed by the Maritime Prefecture's order n°155/2016 of June 24, 2016, which provides for certain anchoring and piloting zones, to which order 205/2020 has been added.
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