Mariners, divers & bathers urged to avoid former Azure Window area

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Mariners, scuba divers & bathers urged to avoid former Azure Window areaTransport Malta, together with the Environmental Resources Authority and the Malta Tourism Authority have said that they are declaring the former Azure window site “as a cautionary area for mariners, scuba divers and bathers.”

“Mariners, scuba divers and bathers are advised to keep a safe distance from the area, in the interest of public safety and until the required surveys and inspections have been carried out to ensure safety and conservation concerns have been mitigated,” they said.

The Ports and Yachting Directorate within Transport Malta, has also issued a notice to mariners to caution mariners when approaching the site around the former Azure window in Dwejra.

The recent collapse of the Azure window has caused a change in seabed and coastal topography of this area and is thus un-surveyed, the joint statement said.

“Mariners are advised not to navigate in the area.”

Photograph by Alain Salvary

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