Can someone tell me about the “Red Flag” license which is available to mariners?
What are the requirements for obtaining this ticket? I have heard about this from a few people but they lack to give me any insight about this.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I believe that you are referring to the “Red Ensign”, which is a flag that originated in the early 17th century as a British ensign flown by the Royal Navy and later specifically by British merchantmen.
In 1854, the Merchant Shipping Act included a specific provision that the Red Ensign was the appropriate flag for a British merchantman. This provision was repeated in successive British shipping legislation (i.e., 1889, 1894 (section 73) and 1995).
So the “Red Ensign” is the flag flown by the British Merchant Navy, and the “Red Ensign” license is a synonym of a UK license.