Government issues a 'no-salute' decree for cruise liners
Ban encourages sustainable tourism01 March, 18:40
The Italian cruise liner was performing a salute when it slammed into a rock formation in the waters of the Tuscan island, killing as many as 32 people, some of whose bodies have yet to be recovered. Clini told journalists that it is "important to establish rules for navigation near sensitive areas".
"Sustainable tourism" is a key goal of the government-issued ban, said Clini, as is a guaranteed buffer zone protecting delicate natural reserves. Areas secured with the decree include the Venice lagoon, Tuscan archipelago, Ligurian coast, as well as neighboring Monte Carlo and Corsica.