Meaning of flag of convenience in English:

flag of convenience


Translate flag of convenience into Spanish


  • A flag of a country under which a ship is registered in order to avoid financial charges or restrictive regulations in the owner's country.

    ‘A Japanese tuna fisheries federation said it will link up with its Taiwan counterpart and other businesses to set up a body to combat damage done by tuna fishing boats sailing under a flag of convenience.’
    • ‘The Cypriot flag was once a maritime flag of convenience, but a more stringent approach by the government in recent years has rid the country of the shady side of the shipping trade.’
    • ‘They dumped Australian workers when they had the vessel reflagged under a flag of convenience.’
    • ‘My father owned some Liberian-flagged ships, Liberia being a flag of convenience.’
    • ‘So, exactly half of its vessels were registered under flags of convenience, avoiding taxes, paying a fraction of Canadian wage rates, etc.’