The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) has designated 1 July of each year as World Marine Aids to Navigation Day.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has started the restoration work on the roof and the interior of the Llebeig Lighthouse on the island of Sa Dragonera, Mallorca. Replacement of the lighthouse’s lantern, which is currently in a bad condition, is also part of the work to undertake.
The works were awarded to the company Obras y Pavimentos MAN for 387,300 euros (without VAT) and they are expected to last around six months.
Furthermore, minor work on the Tramuntana Lighthouse, located in the north of the island, will also be undertaken. It will be carried out in accordance with the Natural Park and its requirements. The work entails restoring furniture that is to be used in a museum that will give an insight into the home of a lighthouse keeper. The lighthouse's lantern will be restored to improve its current appearance.
This restoration project will give employment to around 12 people.