28 October 2020

NEW ANCHORAGE ZONES IN THE mediterranean

On 14 October 2020, the Maritime Prefecture signed new decrees regulating the anchoring and stopping of vessels of 24m and above for navigation safety, maritime safety and environmental protection reasons.

YPI has compiled and translated all charts into one single document. If you would like to receive a PDF copy, please email sarah.futhazar@ypiyachts.com

General rules:

  • Anchorage is forbidden less than 300m from the shore
  • Applicable to all yachts over 24m, private or commercial, French or foreign flag
  • Anchorage is authorised towards the sea, only beyond the red limit shown on the chart
  • Dynamic positioning can only be done further than 300m from the shore. Dynamic position must be authorised by the flag state or class
  • Before the limit shown in the chart, anchorage is authorised only on buoys if available
  • Pilot compulsory for yachts over 50m or 80m depending on the zone

 

NICE TO MONACO

The first decree regulates east zone, the Nice to Monaco area – 204/2020

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CANNES AREA

The second decree regulates the west zone, Cannes area– 205/2020

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VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER

Villefranche-sur-Mer is still under the 053/2020 decree

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In case of doubt, the signal stations (La Garoupe for the West sector, Cap Ferrat for the East sector) on channel 16 can help captains to find the best anchorage spot. 

 

 

ANTIBES & OTHER AREAS NOT MENTIONNED

Other areas is still under the decree (155/2016), except for the areas now modified by the 204/2020, 205/2020 and 053/2020 texts. Be careful, on these charts, the red zone shows the PREFERRED anchorage areas.

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CORSICA

You'll find on the link below the next regulations for Corsica (206/2020)

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Article in French: here 

All texts to be found on the Alpes Maritime Prefecture’s website: here

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