ANCHORING boats outside the permitted areas and without authorisation in the Port de Pollensa could, from now on, be a costly business due to the latest move by Pollensa council. In the Port de Pollensa, owners of boats which usually anchor in the bathing area around the Hotel Illa d'Or will now find it much more difficult to do so. On Sunday, under the supervision of the Guardia Civil, around a hundred volunteers recovered around a hundred “dead” moorings, big blocks of concrete with chains, from the sea in the Port de Pollensa, in addition to some sunken ships. This is just the first step in the campaign started by the council to improve safety in the bathing area. The councillor for the environment, Joan Comas, explained that, “from now on the lifeguards will photograph any boats breaking the law and will denounce them to the Guardia Civil. Up to now the monitoring of this practice has been very limited so many boat owners were able to flout the law and anchor within 200 metres of the bathing areas, in spite of the penalty for this being a fine of 3'000 euros if they were caught.