Port Canaveral Pushes Back on Expanded Right Whale Protection Measures

Seatrade Cruise News reports that speed caps designed to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale are coming to Central Florida - and that has Port Canaveral officials concerned.

Protections restrict ship speeds seasonally in a zone that currently stretches from Maine to Georgia. Proposed U.S. federal government changes would expand the zone to include Central Florida’s Atlantic coast. Port Canaveral and local pilot representatives say the new rules present safety issues as vessels may need to exceed the regulation’s 10-knot speed limit to maintain “safe steerageway” turning into the harbour, and that the speed restrictions would limit the number of cruise ships able to enter and leave the harbour.

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