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Portugal — flags of use at sea

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  • Page about naval insignia at the excellent site of Asociação Nacional de Cruzeiros, quite well informed and researched — I wouldn’t be surprised if its author is some retired Navy officer. Apparently unchanged since 1997.
    António Martins, 10 Apr 1999

Portuguese ensign

image by Vítor Luís and António Martins, 23 Sep 2004

The naval ensign (pavilhão nacional) of Portugal is the national flag (bandeira nacional).
António Martins, 03 Feb 1998

All ships must hoist the national flag at the bow

  • all the time when sailing
  • from 8 a.m. to sunset when docked or moored.
António Martins, 10 Apr 1999,
quoting from the A.N.C. website

European civil ensign

It has became more and more common to see ships hoisting what could be called a European civil ensign, made of the European Union flag with the national flag of one of the member countries in canton.
Ivan Sache, 17 Jan 2001

No such thing for Portugal, to the best of my knowledge.
Jorge Candeias, 21 Jul 1999

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