The Port Authority invites citizens to visit the aids to navigation exhibition at the Naval Construction Museum for free on July 1.

Ferrol, 19 June 2019

The activities organized by the Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao on the occasion of the first World Marine Aids to Navigation Day are having great success among civil society. In fact, there are no more tickets available for two of the proposals offered, both scheduled for June 29: a boat trip down the Ferrol estuary to see the different types of maritime signs that are in the area and visits to the lighthouse in Estaca de Bares, Mañón (A Coruña).

However, citizens can still approach otherwise in this world of aids to navigation. On July 1, the public body chaired by José Manuel Vilariño will organize an open day at the permanent exhibition of lighthouses and maritime signals organized by the Naval Construction Museum in the Herrerías building in Ferrol. There will be guided tours of about 25 minutes at 10.00, 10.30, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00 and 14.30, without prior reservation. Citizens could see, among others, the old Estaca de Bares optics (1850-1962) and a channel buoy with a diameter of 2 meters and a height of 9.5 meters.

On that Monday there will also be a conference on maritime signals in the conference room Carlos III in Exponav (Ferrol). From 11.15 a.m. the Coordinator of Maritime Security of the Maritime Captaincy of Ferrol, Domingo Pose Edrera; the executive director of the company Mediterráneo Señales Marítimas, Antonio Martínez Tanco, and the person in charge of Aid Systems to Navigation of the Port Authority, Ignacio Fernández Fernández will speak.

 The Port Authority manages, controls and maintains 155 maritime aids to navigation. Deployed between the estuaries of Ares and Ribadeo, this complex system is essential for the correct guidance of the boats. It consists of 9 headlights and 146 signals, including towers, turrets, poles, buoys and other kinds of markers.