|Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland|
Friday, July 29, 2011
MARINERS WITH MEMORIES
30th. July 2011.
A memorial service will be held in Bray, Co. Wicklow (Ireland) to honour all those who, for whatever reason, have lost their lives at sea, especially those whose last resting place is the sea which claimed their lives.
Floral tributes will be taken out to sea by the most suitable craft from among Navy, Naval Reserve, RNLI, Civil Defence, Coast Guard, Fishing vessels and pleasure craft which are invited to join the flotilla in the vicinity of Bray Harbour entrance.
Those participating are asked to assemble at the Hibernia Inn (near Bray DART Station) from 1300 hours.
At 1400 hours an anchor shaped wreath will lead the procession of wreaths to Bray North pier-head where a memorial service will be held, at which representatives of those in attendance will be invited to speak.
This will be followed by one minute's silence, after which those accompanying the wreaths will embark. The position where the wreaths will be offered to the sea is approximately 5 cables due east of Bray Harbour.
Appropriate music to mark the solemnity of the occasion will be played at the pier-head and during the time taken from the departure of the flotilla to the position offshore and it's return, individuals are invited to remember those who have been lost in their own special way.
To celebrate the lives which those lost have shared with their loved ones, the ceremony will continue with the Sailor's Hornpipe and sea shanties will be sung. to conclude, those in attendance may repair to the Hibernia Inn prior to dispersal.
On behalf of "Mariners with Memories"
Tony O'Grady, Captain
Master Mariner (Retired)
Unfortunately NAUTICAL LOG who has just returned from Ireland is unable to attend at the Bray Harbour Service. Please know that we shall be paying our respects here in South Florida and remembering absent shipmates.
Please remember our fellow seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia and once again under attack at Ports in West Africa.