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The Department of Maritime Affairs (DAM) was alerted early on Tuesday morning by the professional fisherman of Monaco of the presence of tree trunks floating in the sea off Portier.
The anti-pollution vessel Vitamar found that there was a considerable amount of floating debris, covering an area of 300 metres by 30 metres. This information was forwarded to the regional operational centre for surveillance and rescue and the decision was taken to close the ports of Monaco to avoid damage to ships.
Thanks to the help of the Monaco Fire Department, the Maritime Police, the Port Operations Company (SEPM) and DAM, anti-pollution dams were quickly installed to protect the Hercule and Fontvieille ports.
Mariners were notified of the closures and the work underway.
The E-Rally Monte-Carlo held later this year will take place around the Principality of Monaco, with a new route through the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var.
AS Monaco publicly presented its new sporting director, Paul Mitchell, this week to discuss his goals for the Red and Whites and to be formally welcomed by the club.
The ‘Monaco Plage Propre’ operation has kicked into gear, giving smokers no reason to butt out on the Principality’s coastline.
Hermitage Fine Art is hosting two days of public auctions this week featuring Russian art, objects of vertu, manuscripts, rare books and photographs.
Solar Impulse, the solar-powered aircraft, was due to take off at 04:30 on Monday morning from Seville on the penultimate stage of its round-the-world flight…The destination is Cairo, a journey of 48 hours above the Mediterranean, with Andre Borschberg at the controls. The final stretch of the round-the-world journey will be to Abu Dhabi, the starting point of the plane’s epic voyage in March last year. Bertrand Piccard will pilot the the last stage. The 16-month long project has been commanded from a special centre in Monaco, with Prince Albert present on many occasions.