Tendring District Council (TDC) is marking Merchant Navy Day this week by hoisting a special flag up the Clacton Town Hall flag pole.
The public are welcome to attend a short ceremony on 3 September to see the flag raised.
TDC Chairman Jeff Bray will begin at 9.55am by reading a message from the HRH Earl of Wessex, President of the Seafarers UK charity, before the Red Ensign flag is hoisted at 10am.
Councillor Bray said: “The hard work of our Merchant Navy – and those who serve in it – is worthy of recognition and appreciation, and by holding this short ceremony and raising the Red Ensign we can show this publicly.
“This short but significant flag raising service, gives us the opportunity to say thank you, as well as to remember those who have sadly lost their lives serving our needs by ensuring goods arrive in our country.”