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Q: How many ships with convenience flag in Liberia ? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: How many ships with convenience flag in Liberia ?
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: alsinger-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 10 Aug 2006 05:01 PDT
Expires: 09 Sep 2006 05:01 PDT
Question ID: 754625
Liberia, Panama and a few other countries are known to have many ships
with convenience flag.
Could you let me know how many ships are listed with the flag of Liberia ? 
The ideal answer includes other information like tonnage, type of
vessels (oil, bulk, containers,...), owners, age, destinations,
disputes, etc., etc. but those "extras" are not a must for an answer.
Subject: Re: How many ships with convenience flag in Liberia ?
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 10 Aug 2006 06:38 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear alsinger-ga, 

The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry deals with
registration of ships under the Liberian flag.

Their 'Flagship' newsletter of May 2006 provides the latest information.

?Since LISCR assumed management of the registry in 2000, the
Liberian-flag fleet has increased from 1,698 ships totalling 53.3
million gross tons, to 2,217 vessels of almost 66 million gross tons,
by March 2006 ? an increase of more than 12.5m gross tons.?

Historical information appears on the documents. They also contain
information on incidents and violations.

Merchant ships of 100 gross tonnage and upwards: 1730
Total gross tonnage 55,005,107

1999 -2003
Merchant ships of 100 gross tonnage and upwards: 1998
Total gross tonnage 55,860,723

You can search for Liberian registered vessels on the United States
Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange which has information from
the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement database.

You will see a drop down box for Vessel flag: Liberia. Unfortunately
the search only returns a maximum of 500 hits. However, if you vary
the vessel build year, you could eventually probably see all the
Liberian vessels.
Each record contains full particulars of the vessel: size, tonnage,
service information, documents and certificates.

I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is
unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as
soon as I receive it.
Thank you

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liberia registration ship
alsinger-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Thanks the quick response.  Just what I needed.

Subject: Re: How many ships with convenience flag in Liberia ?
From: answerfinder-ga on 10 Aug 2006 09:06 PDT
Dear alsinger-ga,
Thank you for the tip. Pleased I could help.

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