Titanic shipyard Harland & Wolff sounds its siren for heroes


For the first time in more than two decades the shipyard which built the Titanic sounded its siren tonight to salute frontline healthcare workers in the UK.

A Harland and Wolff spokesperson said: “We simply want to share our gratitude to all workers in the NHS and other critical services across Northern Ireland, the wider UK and globally, as we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in these unprecedented times. The word ‘hero’ is often overused and overdone, but that is the best and most fitting description of our nurses, doctors and everyone – and we mean everyone – currently working and volunteering in the health service and all other critical services. The sounding of the Harland and Wolff horn is, with all things in consideration, a very small gesture. However, we feel that it will serve as a siren of solidarity, hope and tenacity for Belfast, Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole.”