UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL SHIP REGISTER. IS THERE A REAL NEED FOR IT?
A proposal that has been advanced for consideration by the Commission on Merchant Marine and Defense concerns the establishment of a U.S. offshore registry. The underlying motive is claimed to be the provision of an alternative to the practice of relying on current flag-of-convenience fleets. The author presents the views of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) regarding the proposal, AIMS being a national trade association representing twenty U.S.-flag carriers that own or control 9 million deadweight tons of oceangoing vessels. The Institute is unanimously opposed to the concept of a U.S. offshore registry, and the reasons underlying this opposition are explained.
- Conference paper
- Corrado, E J
- Which Register, Which Flag--Now?
- Location: New York, NY
- Date: 1988-10-19 to 1988-10-20
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 13p.
- Accession Number: 00659804
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM