Feature, Sea

Join ABP’s celebrations – it’ll be a hoot

[ May 6, 2015   //   ]

ABP is supporting the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Victory in Europe Day by encouraging vessels to sound their horns in honour of the 70 year anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
Harbourmasters at all of ABP’s network of 21 British ports have issued a notice to mariners for ships berthed, anchored or moored within their harbours requesting they join a commemorative sound at 15.00 on 8 May – subject to local harbour authority’s approval.

It was at 1500 on 8 May 1945 that Winston Churchill formally announced ‘Victory in Europe’ to the British public.
ABP chief executive James Cooper, said: “Ports played a vital role in delivering victory in the Second World War, forming a vital part of the military supply chain, just as they do for business in peacetime. As a result many became targets and endured repeated bombing raids. So, it is fitting that they should join in the VE day celebrations.”