The Role of Flag States

Authored by: Sam Bateman

Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415704458
eBook ISBN: 9781315890241
Adobe ISBN: 9781134499472


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The role of flag States in exercising effective jurisdiction and control over administrative, technical and social matters on ships flying their flag lies at the heart of the international system of maritime regulation and enforcement. As other chapters in this book discuss, that system is now a multi-faceted and collaborative one involving flag, port and coastal States both individually and collectively. This chapter addresses specifically the role played by flag States in the system.

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