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Larne Port to Raise Red Ensign Ahead of Merchant Navy Day

25th August 2017
The railway terminal at the Port of Larne with a berthed P&O ferry The railway terminal at the Port of Larne with a berthed P&O ferry Photo: JEHAN ASHMORE

#ferry - At Larne Port Terminal there will be a flag hoisting ceremony held on Friday 1st September ahead of Merchant Navy Day.

The ceremony according to The Newsletter is being organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in association with Larne Port and P&O Ferries to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.

The hoisting of the Red Ensign will take place at 10.00 am involving representatives from the three host organisations and invited guests. Members of the public are very welcome to attend.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Larne Port and P&O Ferries are supporting a nationwide call from the Seafarers UK charity and the Merchant Navy Association for the UK Merchant Navy’s official flag to be flown on public buildings and landmark flagstaffs.

For more on Merchant Navy Day the newspaper has more here.

 

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