Italy Approves Decree to Keep Ships Out of Venice Lagoon

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    Italy’s government has ruled that large cruise ships and container vessels must not pass close to Venice’s historic center and should instead dock in a different location to preserve the famed lagoon.

    A decree approved late on Wednesday called for public consultations on building a terminal outside the lagoon where passenger vessels over 40,000 tons and container ships can berth without passing in front of Saint Mark’s square.

    In the meantime, large boats must dock at the industrial Marghera Port, far from the Grand Canal.

    Read more by visiting MarineLink.com

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