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The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) has set the 1st July each year as the World Marine Aids to Navigation Day. In this first edition, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) and Puertos del Estado [Spanish State Ports Authority], with the collaboration of the IALA, have organised a series of events in Palma.
The central events of this first edition of the World Marine Aids to Navigation Day will take place in Palma, structured in two sessions - one technical and one institutional. The organisers have confirmed the attendance of Francis Zachariae, General Secretary of the IALA, under the slogan “Successful Voyages, Sustainable Planet”, which will discuss present and future challenges for navigational aids to improve safety in maritime traffic within an increasingly digital and changing world in ways that also contribute to the sustainability of the marine environment. Furthermore, those attending the technical conference will see the Portopí lighthouse come into service at midday, with the presence of different authorities.
As part of a nationwide coordinated action, a large number of lighthouses and sirens will also be turned on across Spain between 12h00 and 12h30 on Monday, 1st July.
Events organised by the APB
Moreover, each of the 28 port authorities in the geographical area where they are responsible for navigation aids will stage different activities aimed at demonstrating the role of this service to the general public.
In addition to turning on the 34 lighthouses that it runs between 12h00 and 12h30, the APB has programmed the following events:
Port of Palma
Portopí Lighthouse (Palma)
Cap Blanc Lighthouse (Llucmajor)
Cap Gros lighthouse (Sóller)
Favàritx lighthouse (Maó)
Cavalleria lighthouse (es Mercadal)
Port of Ibiza
La Mola lighthouse
Important notice: at none of the venues above will public access to the lighthouse tower be allowed.