flag of convenience


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flag of convenience

n. pl. flags of convenience
A foreign flag under which a merchant vessel is registered for purposes of reducing operating costs or avoiding government regulations.

flag of convenience

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a national flag flown by a ship registered in that country to gain financial or legal advantage
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Having been associated with the industry for over five decades, I am of the opinion that Pakistan may create off shore registry as flag of convenience as some European countries have done.
International Transport Workers Federation Australia national coordinator Dean Summers told the Daily Mercury in Mackay that one of the worst features of the Panamanian flag of convenience is there will be no real inquiry into this man's death.
ISIS can out-fight the Taliban because it has more money, and 36 years of endemic warfare in the region implies that many who enlist are essentially mercenaries who have no other trade and ISIS offers a well-remunerated flag of convenience.
registries it deems to be flag of convenience style registries.
Former EU Fisheries Commissioner Franz Fischler described flag of convenience states as "a serious menace to today's maritime world".
The practice is commonplace and used to be employed by owners to reduce operating costs, but in the case of pirate fishing, trawlers fly a flag of convenience to avoid the regulations of the country the business is registered in.
Countries offering a flag of convenience can be compared to tax havens (they are generally the same), he added, in contrast with "simple" primary infringements (eg quota overruns).
The group killed 550 people during the Troubles, while the UDA, which also operated under the flag of convenience of the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), claimed 431 lives.
The 21-year-old came third in his heat, the same as former high profile flag of convenience waver Malachi Davis who also suffered the same fate.
Standards increase upwards until they reach an equilibrium where the flag of convenience states require more environmental, safety, and labor protections than they initially did, but fewer than adopted originally by most of the advanced industrial states.
At least 2,800 large fishing vessels either have a flag of convenience or are listed on Lloyd's Register of Ships as flying an unknown flag, the study said.
The selection of research that does exist for specific bioactives and finished goods, used to substantiate and create demand, typically results in the raising of a flag of convenience, a suite of research that is positive, while excluding research that is non-positive or even negative.