The purpose of this study is to analyse the reasons for the growth of open registry and other bulk fleets (UK, Japan, Norway and Greece) during the 1970's. This is done in PARTS 1 and 2 which examine the growth of the tanker, combined carrier and dry bulk fleets as well as the shipping legislation of FOC and other flags with particular emphasis on the tax position of vessel ownership under different flags. The operating experience of the bulk fleet is analysed in PART 3, focussing on the accident and loss records of the major fleets during the 1970's. As well as HPD's own casualty analysis, studies on the problem by other organisations are also discussed. The Study concludes in PART 4 by examining the ways of controlling and eliminating substandard vessels under all flags but with emphasis on measures aimed at flag states with particularly bad loss records, and the ways other maritime nations may bring pressure to bear on the operators of such vessels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Research Division, 24 Brook Street
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No. 81
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM