A mooring buoy anchorage was installed in Rapa Iti in January 2019 in Huarei Bay by the care of the commune and at the instigation of s/v Pitufa in order to protect the bottoms that appear not to be entirely made of coral soup as listed on the navigation guides but rather of alive coral shorntag.
This mooring buoy consists of a 2.5-ton concrete block with a 16mm chain and 20mm shacle.
A second mooring should soon be laid.
Gps position: S 27° 36.808 W 144° 20.034
Huarei Bay, Rapa Iti, Southern Archipelago
We invite all boaters to use moorings as a priority to preserve the biodiversity of the seabed that affects us all.