The city of Cherbourg is considering introducing a reward system for the maintenance of boats placed in the marina. Muriel José-Marigne, Deputy Mayor in charge of the Port of Chanterein, explains his idea
The city plans to support yachtsmen whose boats will remain in the port of Chantereyne.
They will be asked to keep their boats clean and in good technical condition.
Keeping boats clean to reduce environmental pollution
Ms Muriel José-Marigne, Deputy Mayor in charge of the Port of Chantereyne, said the guiding idea is that keeping the vessel clean will, on the one hand, reduce pollution in the port.
On the other hand, it will reduce the risk of the boat squatting effect and benefit all users.
Overall, the city will benefit and improve its maritime image.
This proposal is very witty. No fines or threats of any kind.
The Deputy Mayor explains:
“We don’t want to build a luxury port, it’s not important. The strategy will focus primarily on communication. In particular, as a reminder to yachtsmen that a boat is a real investment and that it is in their best interest to preserve this investment. "
The approach is ecological.
Indeed, a poorly or poorly maintained boat can crack, resulting in environmental pollution.
In this case, we mean fuel spills, the fall of parts of deck fittings into the water, or the development of a fungus.
Ms José-Marigne continues: "A clean port consists of clean ships." In addition, a clean port pollutes less sea space. There are no more sails falling into the water, or pieces of fallen off gel coat that have been attacked by osmosis. "
Integration project for a social approach
The municipality will not only communicate.
He will suggest that boaters who find it difficult to clean up their boats should delegate this task to an integration site.
Thus, he will provide work for busy personnel. Why not, since the task is to develop specialization in the field of marine services.
Muriel Jose-Marigner explains: “This approach is not only social, but also accessible. The City Hall does not pursue the goal of promoting a private company in relations with its clients.
We need to think about an affordable and sustainable solution.
This is what the integration project will give us.
The profits will be split between the client, who will usually pay a little less, and the employee who will be helped to return to work. ”
The overriding task, first of all, is boats that need maintenance. Then all boats present.
This is so that all yachtsmen who have a place in the port can use the services.
Setting the “clean boat” goal will serve as an unobtrusive incentive for owners who tend to leave their boat to rot.
In conclusion, the Deputy Mayor said: “We know that some boats are abandoned and forgotten.
Their owners are either sick or detained under the influence of some circumstances. In some cases, the heirs simply do not know about the existence of their property.
This reminder will help you to detect the first signs of the "orphanhood" of boats.
If we receive a response message from NPAI (Network Protocol Address Information), we can quickly find contacts for further rotation of boats on pontoons. "
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