n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - The attraction of convenience : the South African ship registry predicament
|Article Title||The attraction of convenience : the South African ship registry predicament|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||194 - 202|
The past few decades have seen an exodus of the world's shipping fleets to 'convenience registries'. Waning notions of national identity and patriotism flounder in these tides of change. Here I shall assess the standing of South Africa's ship registry. Having asked whether the legislative regime of the Republic does provide a 'flag of convenience', particularly regarding permissible ownership structures, I shall then consider whether the registry is attractive and should be bolstered.
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