Every ship should be registered in a FLAG STATE.
( Certificate of Registry)
Ship of a flag state is bound by the Duties and National obligations of
that flag state.
There are 5 major types of Ship registration system :-a. National or Domestic Registryb. Open registry or Flag of Convenience (FOC)
c. Bareboat Charter or Parallel registries
d. International Registriese. European Union registration System ( Proposed)