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NEW REGULATIONS – Anchoring in the French Mediterranean

Antibes, 20th June 2022 – Last Thursday, the Prefecture Maritime issued a new regulation regulating the mooring time for ships in French Med territorial waters

The Regulation
According to existing regulation (Art.3):
– All yachts exceeding 80 meters are required to seek anchoring authorisation by calling the CROSS. These authorisations are provided for 24 hour periods, renewable.

– All yachts exceeding 45 meters but less than 80 meters are required to declare anchoring intentions.

Art. 4 introduces the new regulation:
Art. 4.1 and 4.2 indicate that yachts smaller than 45 meters are not required to seek authorisations or declare anchoring intentions.

They can anchor for up to 72 hours, renewable. They must maintain appropriate watch.

What should be Art.4.3 (there are two Art. 4.2. – obviously a typo) introduces the real important matter:

“The duration of the anchoring can be reduced by maritime authorities for reasons related to maritime safety, traffic or environmental protection”.

Click here to download the full pdf document (*supplied by PYA)