a ship under the flag of... (?)

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Banned
German
Hello,
I wonder what the correct term is mariners use for a boat, maybe officially owned by a Western nation, which is officially inscribed in a so-called banana republic. Happens regularly for tax evasion reasons. The official nation is indicated by a small flag at the back of the boat, so I was thinking the expression might be "a ship flagged in Vanuatu", but I am much less than sure.
 
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    "A ship registered in Vanuatu," or "a ship of Vanuatu registration."

    The registration country of such a ship is often called a "flag of convenience."

    And it has nothing to do with "banana republics," a pejorative term that many people today find insulting. Many countries that do not fall into this category by any stretch of the imagination have marine regulations that encourage their use as flags of convenience.
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    Happens regularly for tax evasion reasons.
    It is done for "tax avoidance" which is legal, rather than tax evasion, which is illegal.;)
    [...]I was thinking the expression might be "a ship flagged in Vanuatu"
    Yes, that's OK. Do you have the same construction in German?
     
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