Red Ensign Conference - "We will step forward with confidence". - Thursday, 16 June 2016
Red Ensign Group commits to use its unity to influence
the maritime world
On the 24-26 May 2016, members of the Red Ensign Group met in
Portsmouth for the annual REG Conference to discuss challenges and
agree the way forward for the group.
For the first time since 2004, the Conference was hosted by the
UK and chaired by Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive of the UK
Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and welcomed delegates from the UK
Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies which operate British
The Conference acts as an important forum to establish common
policies and direction across the thirteen British ship registries
represented. Statistics presented during the Conference
demonstrated the continued strength of the 'Red Ensign' flag, with
the combined size of the British registered commercial fleet
currently standing at 48,839,939 gross tonnage to remain one of the
largest fleets in the world.
The group committed itself to use of its combined strengths and
common ideals to influence the maritime world and to step forward
with confidence into the next decade.