Are you thinking of diving or taking a walk by the sea in the New Year? should not do it

The National Maritime Authority warned today about the precautions to be taken in the first days of the new year by the sea, not recommending bathing and seaside walks due to the “strong maritime agitation throughout the national territory”.

“With the beginning of the new year, when many Portuguese people usually travel to beaches and coastal areas, the National Maritime Authority advises the entire population to avoid going to baths and to frequent areas exposed to maritime agitation, adopting a preventive and safety, avoiding unnecessarily exposing oneself to risk”, states a press release.

According to this authority, forecasts in the coming days point to “strong maritime agitation throughout the national territory, very characteristic of the winter sea”, and recommends that people always keep at a “considerable distance from the water line”. , avoiding being surprised, as the sea can easily reach apparently safe areas”.

“The National Maritime Authority advises against going to baths, both on New Year’s Eve and on the first days of the year, as well as walks along the coastline, protecting themselves and not facilitating. Remember that you don’t have to go out to sea to celebrate”, he reinforced in his message.

On Tuesday, seven bars were closed to all shipping and three conditioned.

According to information available on the Navy’s website, the bars in Caminha, Vila Praia de Âncora, Esposende, Póvoa do Varzim, Vila do Conde, Douro and Portinho da Ericeira were closed to all navigation and those in Aveiro (for long vessels) were closed. out less than 15m), Figueira da Foz (closed to boats less than 35 meters) and Viana do Castelo (to boats less than 12 meters in length).

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