Cruise liners banned from entering Venice downtown

Source : 112 Ukraine

A new harbor will be built for cruise liners but the place will be decided on by public consultation
13:32, 10 August 2019

Venice city authorities banned entering the historical city center for cruise liners due to the incident with MSC Opera liner in June 2019, as Express newspaper reported. 

The huge liner collided with a touristic doubledecker and crashed into the dock, as a result of which five people were injured.

Locals have long fought for cruise ships to be banned, taking to the city's streets and canals in protest at the enormous vessels clogging the waterways and proving a hazard.

Chairman of the northern Adriatic Sea port authority Pino Musolino called on the other top European cruise ship destinations to unite in tackling the dangers of cruise ships.

A third of ships will berth at ports far away from the city by 2020, docking instead at such ports as the Fusina and Lombardia terminals three miles away across the lagoon on the Italian mainland. 

In the future, cruise ships will dock at a new location that will be decided on by public consultation.

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