The Red Sea’s coral reefs are in much less danger than they used to be from the anchors that cruisers and commercial boats alike have used for many years. The Hurghada Environmental Protection Agency (HEPCA) has been working since the 1990s to develop, install and maintain mooring fields in the Red Sea along Egypt’s coastline. By installing moorings, the organization can be certain that nothing is being secured to the reef, but rather to the ocean floor with the appropriate mooring system. This allows cruisers to still enjoy the beautiful reefs without disrupting the ecology.
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For more information on HEPCA, go to www.hepca.com.