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) will begin the improvement works on the cruise ship dock at the Port of Mahon in September, to not disrupt the activities of these ships during the tourist season, after awarding the works to Vías y Construcciones, S.A. for 4,490,405.34 euros.
This construction company will start work on the refurbishment and structural improvement of the east mooring of the cruise ship dock at the Port of Mahon on 10 September 2019. Specifically, it will rebuild the central 63-metre section of the mooring, which in total is 575 metres long, rebuilding the posts that support the main structure. These posts have seen significant wear over time, as this part of the mooring was built in the 70s. These works will guarantee the useful life of the mooring for the next fifty years, ensuring a quality service for vessels of over 239 metres in length.
In 2019, the Port of Mahon will receive seventy stopovers of cruise ships with approximately 51,834 passengers.