Pacific Orca and its General Manager Lars Blicher would have liked for the heavy-lift vessel to sail under the Danish flag and thereby pay Danish taxes. However, the Danish legislation precludes Pacific Orca from this because the laws are not geared to the growth in the Danish offshore business. Niche vessels such as the gigantic ship Orca is not a part of the legislation, writes the Danish media, Berlingske Business.
An exception in the tonnage tax law from the 1990s has the effect of precluding vessels, which are connected to offshore activities such as wind mill parks, from The Danish International Ship Register.
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