Ships under Swedish flags to disappear in a few years

The Swedish commercial fleet is in more than just a little trouble. Ships are outflagging at an alarming rate and they could all be gone within the next decade, writes Swedish shipping media Sjöfartstidningen.

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Ships sailing under Sweden's blue and yellow flag could soon be history, according to a projection of the new tally of ships in the Swedish commercial fleet.

According to the Swedish shipping media Sjöfartstidningen, there were just 314 ships sailing under Swedish flag at the turn of the year 2012/2013, the lowest number since the tally was introduced in 1970.

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