A warm welcome
A maiden call rarely proceeds without a special plaque and key ceremony. During this official (festive) gathering, the port representative involved and the ship's captain exchange a unique (name) plaque as a symbolic welcome gift. in the martime world, the godspeed plaque expresses a wish for a safe and successful voyage. In addition to hte name, the plaque often includes the year of construction, shipyard and other important info (a historical person or milestone) about the ship.