The ports of the Mediterranean Marine Group resume their boating activities and continue their usual services

• La Duquesa Marina, Estepona and Marina del Este return to their industrial nautical activities with strict compliance with the health measures decreed

The Mediterranean Marine Group has reported that since Monday 13 April have resumed at their Marinas de La Duquesa, Estepona and Marina del Este the activity of boathouses and other industrial services, once the suspension of non-essential services decreed by the Council of Ministers has been lifted in the past 29 March.

In this sense, industrial nautical activity has resumed by carrying out strict compliance with the hygiene and health protocol in workplaces, that will continue to be closed to the public and apply the measures initially set out in the decree of the State of Alarm. Like this, work in offices located within marinas is done by a single person and with the premises closed. In addition, telework will continue to be continued to all employees who have functions that may be fulfilled by this means. The reception and captaincy of the ports will remain closed to the public in person and attention will be produced online or by telephone.

Moreover, also from the Federation of Associations of Sports Ports to which Marinas del Mediterráneo belongs through the Association of Marinas de Andalucía, it has been clarified that all marina concessionaires have been providing their usual services just as before the State of Alarm was decreed. In this sense, as recorded by the minutes of the assembly held last year 9 April, although the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, by which the alarm state was declared, generally limits people's freedom of movement and suspends nautical tests and exhibits, marinas have remained open and up and running throughout this crisis.

Like this, even when activities not considered essential were restricted, between the day 30 March and 12 April, clean-up work has continued to be considered as essential, Maintenance, repair of urgent breakdowns and surveillance and, therefore, were not affected by the restriction as were activities that could be enhanced by telework.

Mediterranean Navies subscribes to what is indicated from THE FEAPDT, port legislation imposes on marina concessionaires and nautical-sports facilities, among other basic functions, cleaning obligations, Maintenance, administration and care of facilities and vessels and goods within them. These obligations have been considered essential by the laws enacted in the occasion of the COVID-19 health crisis and, under no circumstances, Suspended, so it is clear that dealers have an obligation to continue to perform them for the duration of the alarm state.

As Manuel Raigón has indicated, managing director of the Mediterranean Marine Group, "in the ports where we manage the concessions we continue to carry out the usual tasks as long as they are even more necessary now since our staff takes care and maintenance at a time when users are not on their boats or local, Avoiding, in this way, Damage, thefts and any vandalism".

The minutes of the EAFRDT assembly also state that the Operating and Police Regulations of all marinas establish the duty of all mooring and local users assigned to pay proportionately the costs generated by the services performed by legal obligation by the concessionaires, so they should continue to collect common port charges during this period as is normally done.

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