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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
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ICS Report Highlights Improvements in Flag State Performance

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, has released its 2023/2024 Flag State Performance

January 23, 2024
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Friday, September 22, 2023
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Nautilus International and Swiss Shipowners Call on Government to Save Swiss Flag

International trade union Nautilus International and the Swiss Shipowners Association are urging the Swiss government to take action to preserve the Swiss flag

September 22, 2023
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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
New U.S. Virgin Islands Open Registry Officially Launched

New U.S. Virgin Islands Open Registry Officially Launched

New open international registry launched in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Maritime unions strongly condemn the idea. A new U.S. Virgin Islands open ship registry

February 1, 2022
Total Views: 13055

Thursday, January 27, 2022
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US Announces New Open Registry

Next Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, former US Deputy Secretary of State and the first Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte

January 27, 2022
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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Liberian Registry Reaches 200 Million GT Milestone

The Liberian Registry says its registered fleet has reached 200 million gross tonnes, making it the second largest ship registry in the world behind Panama. In

May 19, 2021
Total Views: 1376

Friday, July 26, 2019
Oil supertanker Grace 1 seen in waters of British overseas territory of Gibraltar
Maritime News

Flags of Inconvenience: Noose Tightens Around Iranian Shipping

By Jonathan Saul, Parisa Hafezi and Marianna Parraga LONDON/DUBAI/PANAMA CITY, July 26 (Reuters) – Somewhere on its journey from the waters off Iran,

July 26, 2019
Total Views: 50

Monday, July 22, 2019
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Iran’s Tanker Seizure Sparks Questions Over Owners and Flags

(Bloomberg) –Escalating tensions in the Middle East’s biggest shipping chokepoint is raising speculation over who is responsible for tankers ensnared

July 22, 2019
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Friday, July 12, 2019
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Panama to Pull More Flags from Vessels Violating Sanctions

By Marianna Parraga and Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, July 12 (Reuters) – Panama will withdraw its flag from more vessels that violate sanctions and

July 12, 2019
Total Views: 38

Thursday, April 4, 2019
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IMO Works to Clamp Down on Illicit Shipping Practices

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ shipping agency is working on tougher measures to clamp down on rogue

April 4, 2019
Total Views: 30

Monday, January 28, 2019
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Liberia Overtakes Marshall Islands as World’s Second Largest Ship Registry

Liberia has surpassed rival Marshall Islands as the world’s second largest ship registry in terms of gross tonnage, according to leading shipping analyst

January 28, 2019
Total Views: 248

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Cargo Ships De-Listed from Registries After Crimea Grain Trades
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Cargo Ships De-Listed from Registries After Crimea Grain Trades

By Jonathan Saul and Polina Devitt LONDON/MOSCOW, July 12 (Reuters) – At least two countries have struck cargo vessels off their registries in recent

July 12, 2018
Total Views: 1413

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Paris MoU’s White, Grey and Black List 2014 – Ranking the World’s Flag States from Best to Worst

Paris MoU’s White, Grey and Black List 2014 – Ranking the World’s Flag States from Best to Worst

The Paris MoU on Port State Control has published its updated “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” for 2014, ranking flag states from quality flags to flags

June 9, 2015
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Friday, October 19, 2012
Iranian Tankers are Flying Tanzania-Zanzibar Flag, Officials Report “This Must be a Mistake”

Iranian Tankers are Flying Tanzania-Zanzibar Flag, Officials Report “This Must be a Mistake”

(Bloomberg) — Iranian oil tankers are mistakenly signaling their flag state as Tanzania-Zanzibar and no such registration took place, according to a

October 19, 2012
Total Views: 195

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Declaration Condemning Acts of Violence Against Seafarers Signing

Flag States Rally To Support Seafarers Abused By Pirates

Flag states rally to support seafarers abused by pirates by Will Watson [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile it is anecdotally known that seafarers are suffering brutal

June 12, 2012
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

POLL: Flag State Changes to Dynamically Positioned Drilling Vessels…

As of recently, deepwater self-propelled drilling vessels were considered “MODUs”, or mobile offshore drilling units.  Recent changes to flag

March 2, 2011
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Liberian-flag fleet reaches 3,500

Liberian-flag fleet reaches 3,500

The Liberian-flag fleet posted record growth figures in 2010 and has now doubled in size in the ten years since the management of the Liberian Registry was

February 1, 2011
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Growth Of The Marshall Islands Flag and American Bureau of Shipping

Photo by Boat Nerd Writing this just off the deck of a newbuild in South Korea I am amazed at the market advance of two organizations, the Marshall Islands

July 14, 2009
Total Views: 58


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