Boom in ships that fly ‘fake’ flags

Boom in ships that fly ‘fake’ flags and trash the environment

Research now shows that the number of vessels misleadingly registered to nations other than their true country of origin — called flags of convenience — has skyrocketed since 2002. The practice allows ship owners from nations with strict environmental regulations to have their vessels dismantled cheaply — but often in a way that is very damaging to the environment.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01391-3
Presented by Romano Pisciotti

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