After Beirut, ports around the world searched for dangerous chemicals. Some

There are fear of another explosion happening in a port somewhere,
ICHCA has done a survey of ports around the world with discouraging result:

That article really illustrates the benefits of FoC registries to the low life owners of the world. I particularly like the passing comment that the vessel’s class society was owned by the vessel owner.

Conflict of interest? No, just another facet of a totally corrupt system of vessel ownership and registration.

A deeper look at the root cause:

It is not limited to Beirut, Lebanon, or even the abandonment of a ship.

KC, that WaPo article is interesting, as much for the exhibition of journalistic malpractice as for the information it contains.