Bad weather, from tomorrow navigation is prohibited for small craft and fishing vessels
The General Maritime Directorate has announced today that on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of this month, the issuance of departure permits for all small vessels, fishing vessels operating along the Albanian coast will be prohibited.
The decision comes as a result of the bad weather that is expected to invade the country during these dates.
Among other things, the General Maritime Directorate states that international maritime transport ships for passengers and vehicles will currently continue to operate normally according to their respective destinations.
Also, the statement states that the improvement of the worsened hydrometeorological situation for small boats and fishing will be after 06:00 on 12.02.2024.
"Announcement of worsening hydrometeorological conditions during the dates 09-10-11-12.02.2024!
Based on the forecast for the deteriorating hydrometeorological situation along the Albanian coast during the dates 09-10-11-12.02.2024 starting from 14:00 on 09.02.2024 in the direction South-South-East, South-South-West in the force up to 8-9 to 10bft with wind speed up to 35-45m/s and wave height from 3.50 to 4.50 meters.
In order to prevent any unexpected situation due to atmospheric conditions, we ask for the cooperation of all entities that exercise activity in the maritime field, to take all the necessary measures to secure the tools in the port and increase the readiness of the crew in the tools floating.
Prohibit granting-departure on 09-10-11-12.02.2024 starting at 14:00 dated 09.02.2024 for all small floating vehicles, fishing vessels operating along the Albanian coast and have been notified of TAKING MEASURES FOR THEIR SECURITY.
International maritime transport ships for passengers and vehicles will currently continue to operate normally according to the respective destinations, if there will be schedule changes or interruption of navigation, we will notify you.
The improvement of the worsened hydrometeorological situation for small vessels and fishing will be after 06:00 on 12.02.2024", the announcement states.