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Are the Rumors True?

Maritime TV Presses Clay Maitland about Second Registry and the Real Purpose of MMPC

By MarEx 2013-12-13 11:26:00

There have been various rumors in some maritime industry circles that plans for a second U.S. ship registry akin to some European flag state models are being considered in Washington.

There has also been speculation that  International Registries, Inc., the registry and offshore corporation administration for the Marshall Islands, and its Managing Partner, Clay Maitland, would be involved with this second registry, possibly related to the activities of the Merchant Marine Policy Coalition, (MMPC) which he co-founded.

Maritime TV decided to put Mr. Maitland on the spot and see if he would respond to questions on this during an interview on December 10.

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