Flags of convenience by Bernard Packer

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Published by Ticknor & Fields in New York .

Written in English

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Book details

StatementBernard Packer.
LC ClassificationsPS3566.A316 F57 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination330 p. ;
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1542828M
ISBN 100395586801
LC Control Number91021712

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The term is often used pejoratively, [citation needed] and the practice is regarded as contentious. Each merchant ship is required by. The ITF has a powerful influence on the wages and conditions of seafarers working on ships flying flags of convenience (FOCs). What are flags of convenience. A flag of convenience ship is one that flies the flag of a country other than the country of ownership.

For workers onboard, this can mean: poor on-board conditions. Flags of Convenience: A Novel World Trade, as a concept and as a symbol, has taken a tremendous beating this past year. First with violent demonstrations against the World Trade Organization, then with a series of terrorist attacks in the United States.

He quickly becomes familiar with the "flags of convenience"-tens of thousands of ocean vessels sailing under assumed countries of origin.

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The United Nations Flags of convenience. Far from being a misconceived Utopian project, the UN was meant to have real muscle. Stephen Schlesinger's superb new book. The problem of flags of convenience (“Panlibhon”)—the flags of Panama, Liberia, Honduras, and possibly others—under which many foreign, mostly American-owned ships are registered, is paramount in the United States due to its relevance to labor and defense.

This is a. The Concept of the Flag State and the Evolution of Flags of Convenience (FOCs) What is a flag state. ‘ Flag state ’ is a professi onal t erm used to desc ribe the p rocess of the Author: Hamad Hamad.

three vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red, with the national coat of arms centered in the yellow band; the latter band is slightly wider than the other 2 so that the ratio of band widths is ; the coat of arms features a quartered shield with the emblems of (starting in the upper left and proceeding clockwise): Urgell, Foix.

Flags of convenience: Why do Shipowners prefer them and what is Charterer’s position. According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), every ship should sail under a State’s flag and every State (even States which have no marine borders, like Mongolia) has the right to have vessels flying its flag.

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