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Mid-August: record-breaking Capri, arrivals higher than pre-Covid

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(ANSA) – CAPRI, AUGUST 15 – In line with forecasts, there is a boom in attendance in Capri with the weekend of Ferragosto 2022 which beat the arrivals of 2019. Data updated at 14:30 today, on the docks of Marina Grande are 12,187 passengers disembarked, compared to 10,956 in the last pre-pandemic year. A boom in tourists that did not make tour operators unprepared, especially when there were the first signs, with the arrival of the Caremar “Driade” ship with 640 passengers on board, the Snav hydrofoil Orion with 650 passengers, and of the Free Navigation Jumbo Jet, with 700 passengers on board. The capillary security service that involved all the nautical operators in the sector, mooring operators, employees of the shipping companies, as well as the military of the Harbor Master’s Office and the island’s law enforcement agencies, facilitated the outflow to avoid the congestion on the docks. While waiting for the last race to the mainland scheduled at 11 pm, the indication that emerges is that of a quiet August 15th.

To add up the arrivals of the three days of August 15th, there will be 35,330 presences, to which will be added those in the afternoon, which will see an intense order service deployed at the port, as was the case for departures on Friday and Saturday. But controls have not only been tightened on the ground.

In fact, the Coast Guard for Ferragosto intensified controls by employing at full speed two naval units, the CP858 patrol boat and the fast boat “Bravo” which can approach the beaches and bathing establishments.

Numerous administrative sanctions have been raised to offenders and boaters, from mega yachts to small boats, guilty of having come too close to the coasts where mooring is prohibited.

Intense was the activity of the Capri Harbor Master’s Office commanded by Lieutenant Emanuele Colombo, assisted in operational activities by Lieutenant Vincenzo Vitiello and by the staff of the operations room who monitored, regulated, and coordinated via radio hundreds of naval units that pass and operate in the commercial and tourist port of Capri. An activity that has made it possible up to now to avoid accidents at sea, both in the port and along the entire coastal strip of the island. (HANDLE).

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