Falklands to host Red Pavilion Group Conference in February — MercoPress

The Falklands will host the Red Pavilion Group Conference in February

Saturday, 2 July 2022 – 10:25 UTC

More than fifty maritime professionals from the British Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and the UK itself are expected to be in the Falkland Islands for the Red Banner Group conference.

The conference, which will cover matters of maritime interest including rules and regulations for various ships, boats and other vessels, as well as responsibilities of coastal states in terms of search and rescue, response to contamination, will take place at City Hall. city ​​of Stanley between February 4 and 6.

The conference is supported by the Falkland Islands Government, and the red flag will be flown at Victory Meadow for three days.

Captain John Cox, Maritime Officer of the Archipelago Government and Head of Port who will host the meeting, said, “It is very important to the Archipelago Government and to all of us, the importance of the maritime environment both here in the Archipelago and internationally. , and how we in the Falklands play our part as part of the Red Banner Group”

The conference, which was first held 32 years ago, has also grown to include business strategy, policy and security issues.

Since its new launch in 1988, it is celebrated every year in a different place, reflecting the geography of the Red Pavilion Group which includes, in addition to the UK, the Crown Dependence of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man and Overseas Territories, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands. Kingdom, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

This year is also expected to address issues of technical importance and separate sessions will be held for registrants, as well as for those who must monitor the preparations available to coastal states, both for search and rescue missions and for responding to pollution issues. .

The last Conference of the Red Pavilion Group to be held in the Falklands was in February 2020. Interested parties can follow the Conference on Twitter (#REG2020) or on Facebook or via the website. redesigngroup.org

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