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UK flag threatened by Hormuz conflict in addition to Brexit

First it was Brexit that diluted the UK flag's maritime standing. Now UK-based shipping companies fear that the Strait of Hormuz conflict is making it less attractive to sail under UK flag.

Photo: HO/AFP / IRIB

The British flag's reputation is under major pressure as of late, warns the UK Chamber of Shipping.

Nationally, the impending Brexit has for some time now been creating uncertainty in the major flag nation, where several large shipping companies have already announced plans to leave the country ahead of the break-away from the European Union.

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