Carine Plagnot is in charge of Anglet’s marina


Carine Plagnet became director of the Brise-Lames marina in Anglet last March, saying she is “happy to pursue her career in port authorities”. Her first mooring was at the port of Bayonne, where she managed Environment, Health and Safety and where she “helped secure the triple EHS certification” before “steering south”, towards Saint-Jean de Luz – Ciboure harbour, where, as an operations manager, she “got the know the fishing world”. In 2015, the Côte Basque – Adour Conurbation, which manages the marina in Anglet, put Carine Plagnot in charge of operations there. She says: “I get to be in an environment that I really enjoy; it’s a technical job, where I am in direct contact with users and it’s also full of surprises.” She works alongside seven employees of the Conurbation “to ensure the marina runs smoothly, a marina where 48 of the 425 berths are reserved for visitors, and to answer users’ needs”. Their job is “to maintain, to look after and watch over the port installations in order to offer users quality services”. Speaking from her lookout by the Adour river, Carine Plagnot says: “This harbour is a reasonable size, which allows for plenty of human interactions. Most boats measure between 6 and 12 meters, we have no show-off boats. It’s a family-friendly atmosphere.” In the future, the marina director hopes “to see the renovation of the harbour begin, to take part in the activity boosted by Euskaquitaine, with its 13  marinas from the Aquitaine and Basque regions, and to have plenty of things going on, to bring users together and so that the harbour is better known among locals.”