Saturday, 28 June 2014

Local Notice to Mariners - First World War Centenary

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn .At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."


Local Notice to Mariners No 10 of 2014
Commemoration of the First World War Centenary
 

1. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has requested participation in their initiative to commemorate the event that triggered the First World War on 28 June 1914.

In this context, UNESCO has requested that on 28 June 2014, all vessels at sea, if practical, to fly ship's flags/ensigns at half mast, to indicate mourning in remembrance of the Centenary of World War I.

UNESCO has further requested that vessels moored in harbours use a remembrance sound signal on the same day at 1700 UTC being the hour of the first shot fired in the conflict, to commemorate the Centenary.

2. Chichester Harbour Conservancy supports this initiative and authorise the Masters of all vessels moored in the harbour to sound ONE PROLONGED BLAST at 1800 BST 28 June 2014.

3. Byelaw 23 (Sounding of Sirens) will not be enforced during this event. 

4. Cancel this LNTM 29 June 2014

Richard Craven 
Harbour Master 

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