The Prime Minister of Singapore has declared a period of National Mourning from 23 March 2015 to 29 March 2015 for the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. As a mark of respect, all Singapore-registered ships are requested to fly the Red Ensign at half-mast from 23 March 2015 to 29 March 2015.
The proper procedures for hoisting and lowering of the Red Ensign at half-mast are as follows:
a) When hoisting the flag, it should be hoisted to the finial (top of the mast) for an instant, and then lowered to half-mast.
b) When lowering the flag at the end of the day, it should be hoisted to the finial (top of the mast) for an instant, and then lowered.
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Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Shipping Circular No.7 of 2015 dated 23 March 2015
Yacht Race from Hong Kong to the Philippines
March 23, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
A yacht race from Hong Kong to the Philippines will take place from 1 April (Wednesday) to 6 April (Monday). About 24 yachts are expected to participate in the race.
The race will commence on 1 April 2015 at 1330 hours at a place off the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter. It will follow an easterly route through the harbour and Tathong Channel, thence to the Philippines.
Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race routes should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.
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Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.39 of 2015
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