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May June 2020 Marina World

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CRISIS MANAGEMENT unprecedented length. “We’ve activated every measure to guarantee safety and assistance to boat owners, visitors and workers,” he says. “We have access protocols to the marina – a regulation aimed at limiting gatherings in common areas – and a daily sanitisation plan. We are working with our franchisees to evaluate the best way for bars and restaurants to give good service despite the restrictions. As the picture becomes clearer, we will look at the feasibility of our entertainment initiatives.” In Tuscany, Marina Cala de Medici made a unique stand. “We were the first to produce the ‘Banchina Sicura’ (safe dock),” explains CEO and director Matteo Italo Ratti. The dock area is around 5% of the mooring space, is secured by a gate and is used as a transit holding area. “When boats arrive it’s a problem as when mooring up those on board have contact with the marina staff,” he says. “At the quay we have trained, fully equipped and protected personnel and nurses for health procedures for those coming from other regions or from overseas. Once all is checked, the boat can progress to its berth.” The Tuscan Operators at Marina di Varazze in Liguria have implemented a full range of sanitising measures and social distancing initiatives and are thinking through potential longer term ways to open more social spaces. Marine Consortium has extended the Banchina Sicura for charter at its ports (2,500 berths of 5 – 100m/16 – 330ft). The aim to keep Tuscany safe throughout is to be admired especially as its safe location is a lure to boaters, and marinas - such as Marina di Punta Ala - are surrounded by valuable natural assets. “Reservations exceed expectations and suggest a greater summer turn-out than in previous years,” says Marco Corti, director of Marina di Punta Ala. “In the first partial restart weekends, our Tuscan customers arrived, and now we are ready to receive boaters from other regions,” he adds. Automated Storage and Retrieval or Traditional Forklift? • Free Conceptual Estimate • Engineering and Design Services • Design-Build General Contracting Services • Comprehensive Planning Services, From Start to Finish for Your Project. asar-marine.com @asarmarine ASAR - A Smart Storage Solution facebook.com/asarmarine www.marinaworld.com - May/June 2020 33

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