flag of convenience


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flag of convenience

the grant of a shipping ‘flag’ by a country to a non-national vessel owner. Flags of convenience are usually issued by countries not noted for their participation in international treaties governing shipping rights, and while the ‘flag’ establishes the legal credentials of the ship it often acts as a cloak for illegal activities (e.g. catching fish in unauthorized waters).
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A survey which took place in 2010, for the comparison between US-based ship owners who had their vessels registered under the US flag and US-based ship owners who had their vessels registered under a flag of convenience showed that the average crew cost for the US-flagged vessels was about $13,600/day while the relevant average cost for those under the flags of convenience was only $2,590/day.
Summers said the incident came at a time when Australian seafarers were fighting to keep their jobs over flag of convenience crews.
institutional control exerted by flag of convenience registries over the
The improvements we can expect to see in addressing flag of convenience issues may therefore be modest.
In addition to these flags there are certain shipping registers whose vessels can be regarded, on a ship-by-ship basis, as operating under a flag of convenience.
Of course, if you disagree with the policy decisions inherent in such judicial rulings, the whole movement can seem like politics sailing under a judicial flag of convenience.
6) Singapore has converted itself fro a flag of convenience registry to a quasi-FOC, and recently, the Norwegian International Shipping registry and the Isles of Man have been established as tax-free captive registries for Norwegian and British shipping, respectively.
He said: "Alex is flying a flag of convenience, calling himself a socialist but hiding it well.
Mr Fleetwood says that most large vessels on the New Zealand coast are flag of convenience vessels, which increases risks due to lack of regulation in flag states, and in many cases are in poor condition.
Communications & Works Ministry Permanent Secretary Makis Constantinides said that the "dark days when Cyprus was regarded simply as a flag of convenience are behind us", and emphasised that Cyprus is now one of the leading shipping centres in the world.
Instead it's become a flag of convenience and low farce in countries like Poland who in recent games against Wales have fielded strikers from Nigeria and Brazil who were both handed Polish passports within months of moving to the country.
Our concern is not to denigrate co-operatives but to prevent their misuse as a flag of convenience by those seeking to break up public services.