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tr.v. re·flagged, re·flag·ging, re·flags
To give a new registered nationality to (a ship or aircraft).
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vb (tr)
(Nautical Terms) to change the national flag of or change the registered nationality of (a ship, aircraft, etc), for example for military protection, or to avoid certain rules
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v.t. -flagged, -flag•ging.
to register (a foreign ship) so that it flies the flag of the registering nation and thereby comes under the latter's protection.
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Rixos Hotels, in which Accor has a 50% stake , has signed a deal to operate its largest all-inclusive resort in the world on Egypt's Red Sea Riviera, and will reflag an existing property - owned by the Eastern Company For Investment And Touristic Development - as the 1,636-key Rixos Hurghada Makadi Bay.
He spoke in terms familiar to any president since WWII by citing freedom of navigation and opposition to the Soviet Union.i His words marked a decision to reflag eleven Kuwaiti oil tankers and begin military naval escorts through the Persian Gulf.
Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) and its shareholders have inked an agreement with French group AccorHotels by means of which Accor will reflag and manage a portfolio of 26 hotels (4,400 rooms).
They urged the departments of State and Treasury to seriously consider sanctioning registries that knowingly participate in efforts to reflag oil tankers and cargo tankers operated by NITC and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line, or IRISL.
The US ambassador to Malta, Gina Abercombie-Winstanley, told the US Senate foreign relations committee that representatives of the Maltese government had assured her they "have taken some steps in the recent past, including agreeing not to reflag any additional Iranian ships, so they will not be reflagging new Iranian ships.
28 September 2011 - Ferry line operator Scandlines GmbH said yesterday it will reflag one of its two newbuilding ships on the Gedser-Rostock service from Danish to German flag, a move which will lead to the dismissal of some 100 employees.
3.) Locate the utilities in the yard, find the boundary wire, and reflag for a new dog, program our Pet Stop Collar to work on any dog fence.
Shippers often reflag their vessels to streamline regulatory control and documentation procedures, reduce tax obligations to their native governments, or to facilitate entrance into foreign harbors, a procedure also pursued by Iran.
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The bill would impose sanctions on anyone who helps Iran reflag its vessels.
Ships officers were last night still barracaded on board the MV Isle of Inishmore in Pembroke in protest over plans to reflag its ships outside Ireland.
Once a contract is signed for vessel construction, cruise operators can reflag a foreign-built vessel and operate it in U.S.