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HOME PORT. The port where the owner of a ship resides; this is a relative term.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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ON BOARD ROYAL DAFFODIL ...paint and superficial rust, noticeable on her name and Liverpool port of registry, the 468 gross ton ferry is being kept in good condition.
The founder of Pakistan realising the need of ship's for newly created Pakistan pursued with Muslim and Parsi entrepreneurs to acquire ship's under Pak flag firstly in 1947, 2 ship's were chartered so that on 14th August 1947, the two vessels may show Pak flag, but first vessel to be bought was "Fatima" in 1948, followed by Alahmdi, Karachi and Chittagong were declared port of registry by a notification signed by Mr.
Before The Beatles and football took centre stage, Liverpool's reputation abroad was moulded by these cargo ships and the city's name proudly displayed on their sterns as port of registry.
She delivered part of the Millennium Stadium's roof on her maiden voyage into Cardiff, was put under the British flag and, at Douglas' insistence, had Cardiff as her port of registry.
The construction schedule calls for shipyard trials in September, owner's trials in November, and then, if all goes according to plan, a delivery date in December and a naming ceremony in Southampton, the QM2's port of registry, just prior to the ship's maiden voyage, scheduled for January 12, 2004, to Fort Lauderdale.
Even if they made an honest attempt to enforce these regulations, many of these so-called pirate ships never or seldom call upon the port of registry, a problem compounded by the fact that many ships are registered using bearer shares where ownership cannot be traced.
Port Qasim could become a leading port of registry like Panama, Manrovia, Singapore, Hongkong etc; offering incentives to shipping companies.
These are, according to Gordon, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea or SOLAS and Article 98 of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea or UNCLOS that mandate vessels, especially after a collision, to render assistance to the other ship, its crew and its passengers, and where possible, to inform the other ship of the name of his own ship, its port of registry and the nearest port at which it will call.