- v. present participle of reflag.
“IRISL responded by camouflaging much of its fleet, reflagging and renaming scores of its blacklisted ships.”
“And in March 1987, the Reagan Administration, intent on excluding the Russians, told the Kuwaitis that the United States would take on the whole job of reflagging or nothing at all.”
“He then stole a Russian ship, and reflagging it as a vessel of the Polish Confederacy, sailed through the Northern Pacific, traveling by way of the Aleutians, Alaska, Japan, and Taiwan, where, he recorded, he became King of Formosa.”
“So, one of the things we could do is start reflagging a lot of these vessels with an American flag, which would give us jurisdiction over those pirates.”
“Many ship owners are considering reflagging their vessels in nearby countries, such as the U.K. and Denmark.”
“That's where I came across the comment about reflagging.”
““So we need to draw attention away from the reflagging idea.””
“Amid general trepidation on the Hill, the Senate voted 91 to 5 to require the administration to report on the security situation in the Gulf before reflagging began.”
“Senator Claiborne Pell proposed a bill that would have prohibited U.S. reflagging to protect Kuwaiti shipping.”
“For once, on an issue involving the use of our military force, Cap Weinberger and I were on the same side—for reflagging, despite the evident risks to our men and vessels that would accompany an expanded U.S. presence in the Gulf.”
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