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 2020, the Liberian flag...

May 19, 2021
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Friday, July 26, 2019
Oil supertanker Grace 1 seen in waters of British overseas territory of Gibraltar
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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, around Africa’s southern tip and into the...

July 26, 2019
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Monday, July 22, 2019
stena impero seized by iran
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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 in the hostilities. The latest ship that’s been thrust into...

July 22, 2019
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Friday, July 12, 2019
Maritime News

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 international legislation, the country’s maritime authority told...

July 12, 2019
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Thursday, April 4, 2019
tanker at sea
Maritime News

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 shipping companies trying to use flag registries fraudulently...

April 4, 2019
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Monday, January 28, 2019
cargo ship
Maritime News

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 Clarksons in its Clarksons World Fleet Monitor...

January 28, 2019
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Maritime News

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 weeks after the ships were involved...

July 12, 2018
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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 with a poor performance record that are considered high or very high risk.

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”

(Bloomberg) — Iranian oil tankers are mistakenly signaling their flag state as Tanzania-Zanzibar and no such registration took place, according to a government official from the east African nation. The...

October 19, 2012
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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 abuse at the hands of pirates operating in...

June 12, 2012
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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 state classification rules now classify these vessels as “Dynamic Positioning Vessels”,...

March 2, 2011
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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 assumed by the...

February 1, 2011
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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 Registry...

July 14, 2009
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