Saturday, February 21, 2009
Interesting Shipping Blog
The image above is a visualization that shows the number of ships registered to each country by foreign owners. These are otherwise known as flags of convenience. Ship owners register ships in other countries to avoid regulations, taxes and liability. The book The Outlaw Sea by William Langewiesche describes these practices in detail.
The visualization is an example of the interesting content at the shipping blog gCaptain.