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ITALY ENFORCES BAN ON CRUISE SHIP IN VENICE
Team Sea and Coast | 02/04/2021
The Italian government recently enforced a permanent ban on the large cruise ships docking at the historic city of Venice. This was possible due to the current pause in cruise operations since all the previous efforts were not successful despite the complaints of environmental issues confronting the city. 
 
Dario Franceschini the minister of culture, expressed the shock people used to received when the sea such heavy cruise ships in fragile places of Giudecca Canal and in front of San Marco. He also verified this decision of council to stop the docking inside the lagoon permanently.
 

The meeting was held last week, it was decided that all the cruise ships will be diverted to the industrial port of Marghera which is about 10 miles away from Venice mainland side. The cause was taken up by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on 31st March which was approved by the council. It was also decided that ships larger than 40,000 gross tonnes would not be allowed to pass through the famed canals. 

 
For the records, UNESCO has been calling the Italian government for a solution as it has declared Venice as of world heritage city. through a tweet minister Franceschini Called this “a just decision that has been awaited for years.” 
 
Over the recent years, the number of visitors has been increasing in the city of Venice. With the increasing tourist visits the harm to the Venice has increased. In 2019 an MSC cruise ship lost control and it struck a River cruise ship and also the dock Which heated up the issue to enforce cruise ship ban.
 
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