CANNES’ COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF THE CITY’S NEW FISHING DOCKS
October 25, 2010
An inauguration ceremony was held on October 18th by the Nice Cote de Azur Chamber of Commerce to commemorate the city’s new fishing docks located in the French Mediterranean in the city of Cannes. Bellingham Marine Executive Vice President, Phil Greenman, General Manager of Bellingham Marine Europe, Chris Lamont and Agusti Fontaclara, Project Development Manager for Bellingham Marine Europe were present at the occasion along with city and Chamber of Commerce officials as well as members of the Cannes commercial fishing fleet.
The project involved removing the existing fixed piers and replacing them with a modern concrete floating system fitted with custom fishing cabanas for secure storage of fishing equipment and overhead lighting fixtures. The facility’s utility infrastructure and access gangway were also upgraded.
Lamont stated, “The new docks include a number of special features and were built extra tough to withstand the heavy commercial use.”
Mooring rings rather than cleats to avoid snag hazards for nets, hardwood walers for added durability, extra high freeboard for easy vessel access, a wide gangway to support trolley traffic, steel mooring piles and high loading capabilities are just a few of the design features built into the Cannes Fishing Docks.
“To see the facility before and after is to truly understand the level of appreciation the Port and its tenants have for the new docks,” remarked Lamont. The previous wood docks were dilapidated and in desperate need of replacement.
At the inauguration, Lauren Monsaingeon, Ports Managing Director, commended Bellingham Marine for the company’s efforts and cooperation to provide the city with a commercial fishing facility that will serve its users for years to come.
Although Cannes is world famous for its boat show, its commercial real estate conference (MIPIM) and especially the Cannes Film Festival, it also has a rich heritage as a fishing village that still runs through its very core.
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