Barbados’ marine assets will be on full display as the Barbados Defence Force, in collaboration with the National Cultural Foundation, hosts the National Blue Economy Flotilla on Sunday, November 28, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Under the theme: Our Blue Economy Today, Sustaining Tomorrow’s Future, the event will feature assets from the Barbados Coast Guard, the Royal Barbados Police Force Marine Unit, fishing vessels, small water craft, jet skis, pleasure crafts, yachts, wind-sail vessels and water sports operators.
The National Blue Economy Flotilla will kick off with a formation of vessels at the Shallow Draught following the arrival of Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, and a cultural display.
The vessels will then set sail en route to Carlisle Bay where the displays will continue with presentations. Large vessels will also do a Sail Past and salute Governor General Dame Sandra Mason who will also be in attendance at the event.
The event is being coordinated by the Barbados Defence, and held in recognition of the importance of the blue economy and maritime sector to the island.
Given the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, persons are invited to remain in the safety of their homes. The event will be streamed via the Barbados Government Information Service’s Facebook page and carried live on the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation’s TV8.