Residents In Majorca Is Calling To Limit Cruise Ships

Residents In Majorca Is Calling To Limit Cruise Ships

28/07/2019 0 By M Zaman

Majorca or Mallorca is tiny but beautiful island of the Balearic Islands. It is quite a few spectacular place to visit in Europe.

Once you are considering to visit in Mallorca, you will never face difficulties to finding lovely beaches. As Mallorca is surrounded by the sea. Also you will get best views of the sea.

There are plenty of blue beaches available in Palma de Mallorca.

According to statistics collection website statista, Mallorca received more than 13.8 million visitors in 2018.

This beautiful Mediterranean island is a most popular hot-spot among many Europeans. It also has large number of tourists from all over the world too.

As the island to receive increasing number of visitors, this will have a serious impact on the environment including marine life.

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On the other hand, Mallorca also has a large number of cruise visitors.

According to The Guardian “About 500 giant cruise ships dock in the city on the south coast of the popular holiday destination of Mallorca each year, disgorging 2 million passengers.”

Mallorca residents want to recap the limit. There are more than 10,000 residents have signed a petition to limit just a criuise ship docking at Palma de Mallorca.

A cruise ship at the sea

A cruise ship at the sea (Image: Unsplash)

The petition also include to limit up to 4,000 passengers in a cruise ship.

Currently, there are five or even some cases eight cruises are docked at the port with 15,000 passengers on board.

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There are also other areas of the petition include asking the Port Authority to demand the tax authority about the transparency of all cruise companies.

Megacruises can easily contaminate the water, it also uses cheapest fuel from the market. Which emit sulfar dioxide and harmful particles.

This is extremely bad for one’s health.

Palma is the second mostly affected cities in Europe immediately after Barcelona for cruise pollution, according to Transport and Environment.

Bay Of Palma and its nearby cities has catastrophically affect “due to the disproportion of its colossal size”. As Mallorca is a small island nation of Spain.

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