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    Hi everyone

    Is there much of a difference between a British flag ship and a Liberia flag ship or any other county.

    thanks

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    *puts popcorn in microwave*


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    Must confess, I was expecting substantial action... do you have any crisps inland pirate? I prefer them to popcorn. Though I do think someone ought to try an answer this cadet.

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    I'll bite. It depends on the ship. Some British ships are ****e. Some Liberian/Bermudan/Isle of Man/blahblahblah ships are the mut's nuts.

    In the 80s P&O Bulk bought us all Liberian discharge books. I've still got mine. I suspect that if they'd flagged out the fleet conditions would have remained pretty much the same otherwise they'd just have put a foreign crew on board rather than go to the trouble and expense of getting Liberian tickets for everybody.
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    It depends on the owner in all honesty. The things you can get away with will vary along with some of thing more odd ways and rules about things.

    Is technically cheaper as the rules maybe less sever or stringent but given mlc imo etc etc and a decent owner /operator then most did well be similar and to similar standards
    You might want to phrase your question better if you want specific things clarifying if you have particular concerns etc etc
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    The way one of my lecturer's put at college is that it's more about the enforcement than the actual standards.

    With the 'international' laws, such as SOLAS, the MLC, STCW, everyone will pretty much have the same base standard. there may be some flags that have higher standards in some areas, but the real difference between a flag like the British and the Liberian may simply come down to how tough they are enforcing their laws. Liberian-registered ship owners may be more relaxed about upholding standards, because they know it's less likely that someone is going to do a flag state inspection, than perhaps the MCA rocking up on at the bottom of your gangway.


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    But then certain flags are subject to more intense port state control, so much of a muchness. A lot will depend on the trading area.


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