Norwegian government will allow ships to be double-flagged

The Norwegian government is now opening up to allowing ships to be flagged in two ship registers at the same time. The purpose is to ensure that fewer ships flag out of Norway permanently, says minister.

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The government in Norway is now opening up to allowing a ship to be registered in two registers at the same time, reports Sysla, citing a bill which aims to change the country's maritime law and the Norwegian International Ship Register, NIS, law.

This will make it possible to do a so-called bareboat registration, which means that a ship will for a limited period of time be registered in two registers and can thus sail under two flags.

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