Service will remember those who died at sea

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PEOPLE will gather tomorrow in an annual service of remembrance to honour those who lost their lives at sea.

The service of prayer for seafarers takes place at Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral in Old Portsmouth at 11am.

At midday, attendees will walk to the statue of Admiral Lord Nelson in Old Portsmouth, where senior naval officers and city leaders will lay wreaths in recognition of Nelson’s heroism.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth will then cast a wreath into the sea to commemorate all those who lost their lives on the waters.

The mayor, Councillor Lynne Stagg, said: ‘This will be a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives at sea.

‘I encourage as many people as possible to attend this poignant service, as this is an open service for anyone who wants to come and pay their respects.’

A band and marching platoon of the sea cadets will lead the procession from venue to 
venue.