The conference, which gives all Red Ensign Group members the opportunity to share best practice and discuss maritime matters of interest to all, is marking its 30th anniversary this year at the event being hosted by Guernsey.
The United Kingdom, three Crown Dependencies (Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey) and eight UK Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and the Turks & Caicos Islands) make up the Red Ensign Group (REG) of the international shipping registries operated. These collectively form the British Register.
Sir Alan Massey who will co-chair the event at the OGH Hotel in St Peter Port along with Chad Murray (representing Guernsey as the host) said: “The REG conference is an annual milestone on its road to continuously improving the safety of British shipping. We use it to challenge each other, agree on policies, and make meaningful decisions.
“It works because the debates are honest, the outcomes are binding on all of us, and we trust each other. It matters because that kind of honesty and trust only exists where all family members can get around the same table and only the REG Conference makes that happen.”