Major cruise lines use foreign flags to avoid U.S. laws but they want U.S. bailout money – IdahoReporter.com
Because of these restrictions outlined above for U.S. flag , almost 90 percent of big cruisers calling on U.S. ports fly a non-U.S. flag. And not just because of that.
According to EWNews report, “Cruise lines and shipping companies use The Bahamas as a “flag of convenience” because the country has weak labor laws, no comprehensive and enforceable environmental framework, and no freedom of information legislation.”
Besides this, and according to Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. senatore fro Rhode Island, “the giant cruise companies incorporate overseas to dodge US taxes, flag vessels overseas to avoid US taxes and laws, and pollute without offset.”– and he asked everyone–“Why should we bail them?”