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Tahiti big ship ban

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CRUisE ships carrying more than 3,500 passengers will be blocked from calling at the Islands of Tahiti from 01 Jan 2022, with the French archipelag­o stating the large vessels put too much stress on its maritime infrastruc­ture and the natural environmen­t of its remote islands.

The decision is part of a wider plan focused on year-round turnaround of small and medium ships, with a new framework for cruise calls also in developmen­t which will allow requests to be managed via a single portal.

Exemptions may be granted at the Port of Papeete for higher capacity ships making technical transit on the islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Raiatea.

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