just want to inform you about an incident happend to us:
We moored in Rhodes Marina some days ago with 2 bow lines with 35 mm diameter from the marina and 6 stern lines from us. Some wind
was forecasted with 35kn from northerly directions. We thought that we were pretty safe with all that lines.
Then with the wind
increasing swell was comming into the marina and both bow moorings broke so that the boat
crashed into the dock
and was damaged. Next day we looked at the broken moorings and found they were broken deep down in the water
about 1 m away from the fixation point to the mooring
chain. We took plenty of photos for documentation
of the lines and down at the fixation point of the ropes. We thought that this was clearly a responsibility of the marina, as also more mooring
lines broke during that storm, but without any further damage to the other boats. We today learned that the marina is not taking any responsibility and they also want to charge us for the broken moorings.
So my advise to the sailing community is to be very cautious when you go into Rhodes Marina and carefully check the moorings as if they breake you will be left alone.