Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland New Zealand
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Yes I'm struggling to see the point as well.
One of the singular largest benefits I can see of having my vessel registered to the country in which I hold citizenship is that when things go wrong in a foreign country I can depend on my government to intervene and lend a hand (assuming of course I haven't broken any fundamental laws).
The way I see it is that if I am (for example) a New Zealand citizen and I have a New Zealand registered vessel then technically I am on New Zealand soil wherever I go and could expect to get diplomatic support. Or is that a naive notion?
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