By John Smith •
Published: 17 Aug 2020 • 11:49
Black Ball flag flying in USA
AS water sports of all types become more popular in Gibraltar, the Government is worried about the safety of those using paddleboards and other non-powered water craft during periods of inclement weather.
To this end therefore it is introducing a new flag with a yellow background and black ball in in the centre which is recognised internationally and indicates the prohibition of all non-powered craft in the water.
On such occasions, the Black Ball Flag will fly beneath the standard yellow flag that indicates that bathing is allowed.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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