Posted: Sat 3rd Sep 2016

Flag hoisting in Flintshire to say thanks to you seafarers on Merchant Navy Day

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Sep 3rd, 2016

Chairman of Flintshire County Council Councillor Peter Curtis led a ceremony on Saturday morning outside County Hall in Mold thanking seafarers on Merchant Navy Day. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cllr Curtis was joined at the ceremony by county councillors including Cllr Ron Hampson and Cllr Clive Carver who are both Merchant Navy veterans. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day held on 3 September has honoured the UK’s seafaring men and women. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As an island nation’ the UK relies on Merchant Navy seafarers for 95% of our imports, including half the food we eat. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The UK has the largest ports industry in Europe. 75% of our exports (by volume) are shipped from UK ports, some of which are supported the campaign by encouraging visiting ships to sound their horns at 10am this morning. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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