FLAGS OF CONVENIENCE, THE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF MERCHANT SEAMEN, AND THE ROLE OF VESSEL CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES: TRENDS, ISSUES, AND RESEARCH NEEDS

The global economy is highly dependent upon international ocean shipping and important related industries, such as vessel brokerage and chartering. Maritime safety in today's international economic environment presents significant policy and management dilemmas, particularly with regard to the role of vessel classification societies. This paper presents some of these issues, with particular reference to the safety and welfare of merchant seamen. Trends in maritime safety, and the impact of open registry, or flag of convenience, fleets on vessel safety, are also addressed. The paper calls for managerial attention to the problems raised, and suggests directions for future research.

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  • Authors:
    • Williams, E C
    • Denton, L T
    • Ruebel, C
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  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 485-500

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1996 12:00AM