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Lloyds Register Of Shipping

Definition of "Lloyd"

Classification of ships according to their construction material, age, physical condition, propulsion type, stress tests of structure, and owners. Marine insurance rates for a particular vessel are based on these demographics. Lloyd's register is used worldwide by government agencies and industry to track and identify vessels. In many instances the country of registration is of strategic importance if a vessel is exposed to attack, say, in the Middle East and in other danger points in the world.

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