Rockland is permitting extra cruise ships

Rockland officers voted Monday night time to permit extra cruise ships to dock and anchor within the harbor.

The Rockland Metropolis Council unanimously handed an ordinance Monday night time to extend the variety of small ships with fewer than 500 passengers allowed to berth within the harbor from two to 3, and permit one massive ship of as much as 3,000 passengers to berth per week throughout September and October.

The unique limits have been put in place in 2018 in response to the growing quantity of cruise ships coming to Rockland whereas it grew as a vacationer vacation spot. However the metropolis is shifting in a distinct route than different tourism hubs in Maine. A number of Bar Harbor companies are suing the city for limiting cruise ship passengers to 1,000 per day, arguing the cap breaks federal regulation.