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Mediterranean Sea outlook

by Noonsite 5 Jun 10:39 UTC
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Planning: Heading to the Mediterranean? Our round up of articles and links might just be useful.

Schengen: The EES (Entry Exit System) and ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) are two new automated IT systems for registering and controlling the personal data of nationals of non-EU countries crossing the Schengen Area's external borders. Good news for third country nationals cruising European waters this summer is that EES has been delayed until the Autumn and ETIAS won't be introduced until Spring 2025. Find out more at our EU page.

Orca: A pod identified as "Gladis", has caused the loss of a sailing yacht in Moroccan waters in the southern Straits of Gibraltar. This is the first yacht to sink after an orca interaction this year, but the 5th yacht to date. All crew were rescued.

France: A new entry protocol for recreational yachts arriving from outside the EU will apply from 1 June 2024, granting a number of marinas the same rights as a port of entry. This gives the cruising sailor much more choice as to where they can land on French soil to enter (or depart from) the EU.

Greece: Formalities just got easier for non-EU flagged yachts that are EU VAT paid. After intensive lobbying by the CA, Greek maritime rules changed this month and vessels with this status can now get an unlimited Transit Log, plus no longer need to check in and out of each controlled port. For weather and sea state forecasting in Greece try the POSEIDON system.

Tunisia: Wade Alarie of SV Joana reports on a winter spent in Cap Monastir Marina. Read about other popular liveaboard wintering spots in the Med in our Wintering in the Med article and let us know at where you spent last winter.

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