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Russell Judge
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« on: May 24, 2018, 09:36:24 am »

I am certain that this subject has been covered before but I am still confused
I have an example: - "Brothers Way" is a General Cargo ship which is registered in Moldova according to Equasis and most of the photos on Shipspotting.
However, the port name shown on the stern is "Brdgetown" (I assume Barbados)
How does this work?
Does not the port of registry have be in the country of registry? According to the example given, apparently not.
I remain confused until enlightened.

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 01:21:42 pm »

Just timing I think, Russell
listed as Barbados flag 4/2012 to 2/2016
listed as Moldova flag from 2/2016
This one has Moldovan port Giurgiulesti, painted on port side, higher than the name (I suppose that they couldn't reach the proper position with the brush)
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 11:11:12 pm »

It used to be common place for German owned ships, especially coasters to have a German POR painted on the stern but flying the Antigua flag. Up until the early 2000s this is what the vast majority of German owned coasters did, with only a small minority actually flying the German flag proper. Before this some had a Panamanian flag but a German home port.

This practice seemed to end by the mid 2000s.
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