Important Anchoring Restrictions Rio Sado Sesimbra-Setubal West Portugal

It has been reported that a yachtsman has been fined for anchoring in the Portinho de Arrábida in the Rio Sado without permission. This supplement is published to alert mariners to this incident and to provide the following advice:
It is understood that the Portuguese have a maritime law requiring a vessel to request permission before anchoring in their territorial waters. Either the local Capitania, or the Policia Maritima (outside office hours) should be consulted and they will provide helpful guidance and give permission as appropriate. In the summer months, when popular anchorages are busy with boats, this requirement is normally waived except in sensitive areas. The Parque Marinho Prof. Luiz Saldanha, which is part of the Parque Natural da Arrábida nature reserve, is a sensitive area. If planning to anchor here it would be prudent to contact the relevant authorities, if you have not already done so, via a local port or marina office or as follows:
Capitania do Porto de Setúbal
Praça da República 2904 – 537 Setúbal Office +351 265 548 270
Comando Local de Setúbal
Rua Regimento de Infantaria Onze, 2900 – 584 Setúbal Patrol vessel +351 918 498 049
Office +351 265 105 123
Posto da Policia Maritima de Sesimbra Porto de Abrigo 2970 – 152 Sesimbra Patrol vessel +351 918 498 053
Office +351 212 280 778

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