Fishing boat codes

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  1. Anthony Appleyard
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    European port distinguishing letters as shown on fishing vessels

    Ports in different countries can have the same letters.

    e.g.

    A = Aalborg Denmark
    A = Aberdeen Scotland
    A = Antwerp Belgium

    AA = Aabenraa Denmark
    AA = Alloa Scotland
    AA = Westeraccumersiel Germany (?)

    AL = Ameland Holland
    AL = Langeoog Germany
    AL = Leer Germany (?)

    F = Fano Denmark
    F = Faversham England
    F = Fecamp France

    etc..
     
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    Are these fishing-boat-type codes only for fishing boats? Or can one be put on e.g. a dredger or a tug or whatever sort of work boat which is based at that port?
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Your post #1 link says...

    ‘‘ Port letter and number (PLN) is a code identifying fishing vessels and other boats printed on the boat. The format is XYZ 123. ’’

    But in practice I've only seen it on fishing vessels, that's if I remember it correctly.
     
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    > Your post #1 link says...
    That link is a Wikipedia link, and I was checking if Wikipedia's information was right. I vaguely remember someone telling me that only fishing boats come under some law about grants.
     

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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Keep in mind the linked Wikipedia article starts with the announcement: ‘‘ This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it . . . . ’’
     
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