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The Album 2000 [pay00] says:
Civil Ensign. 2:3
Red flag with green pentagram in the middle and yellow crown in canton.
The pentagram is shown larger then in the national flag,
no question because of the visibility issues. The crown is stylized just as
on the naval ensign. This flag is somewhat similar
to the previously used naval ensign —
differ in the size of the star and stylization of the crown (former naval
ensign had the crown more elaborate, just as in the coat of arms).
Željko Heimer, 09 Jun 2002
According to an official plate sent to me by the Moroccan
Royal Navy, this is the civil ensign — the crown is
of a simpler design.
Armand du Payrat, 01 Jul 1997
I saw on TV footage shot in Morocco (about a Croatian sailing adventurer
on sailship Cigra). Many ships in Tangier
were shown, mostly the fishing boats.
Most of these indeed have flag similar to civil ensign above. The difference
is that the ratio is hardly ste to anything (mostly due to weather conditions
the ensigns are more square then should be). The pentagram apeared to be
much bigger in all ensigns, almost as big to touch the edges (hight say 80%
of hoist). The yellow crown is indeed stylized in different ways in each
single ensign shown.
Željko Heimer, 09 Jun 2002
Last week, in Rotterdam harbour, I saw an obviously non-military ship from
Tangiers (Morocco) showing the flag with one crown in canton at it’s stern.
But in the recent past I also saw a civil Moroccan ship showing the
national flag — plain red with green star.
Gerard van der Vaart, 25 Apr 2000
Smith (both [smi75b]
and [smi80]) gives the
version with one crown in canton as naval
ensign, and civil ensign is supposed to be the same as the
national flag. However, the shape of the
crown given in Smith is quite different more similar
to the crown that is on the top of the state arms.
Željko Heimer, 21 Jun 1997
Fide Lux-Wurm [lux01],
the naval ensign is shown as the national
flag with the Royal crown placed in canton.
Ivan Sache, 16 Jun 2003
The war ensign included a crown
in canton. However, in early 1990’s a new set of ensigns was
Željko Heimer, 08 Jun 2002
The tricolore canton [of the French
Protectorate civil ensign] was abolished by Dahir No.1-56-059
of 28 April 1956.
Christopher Southworth, 21 Jan 2003
I think a separate Moroccan government ensign
does not exist.
Armand du Payrat, 20 Nov 2000
But government owned vessels certainly hoist something. I would
guess the same design as civil ensign.
Željko Heimer, 21 Nov 2000
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