Sanary-sur-Mer, part of the Var Provence Cruise Club, has installed a mooring buoy.
“This new environmentally friendly equipment helps protect the Posidonia seabed and will allow future cruise ships to be welcomed in the best safety and security conditions,” the Var Provence Cruise Club network said in a statement.
At a cost of €500,000, the new mooring buoy has been operational since March 2021.
It was financed by L’agence de l’eau Rhône-Méditerranée-Corse, Région Sud, Département du Var, and the city of Sanary.
According to the statement, the mooring buoy can handle vessels with a maximum length of 224 m and a maximum gross tonnage of 56,000.
According to the network, 11 calls are expected at Sanary in 2021 by cruise lines, such as SeaDream Yacht Club, Windstar Cruises, Seabourn and Azamara Cruises.