It has already been stated above (on p. 142) that the words “flying its flag” had better be read ‘allocated to it’. But the meaning of the whole sentence and in particular of the expression “genuine link” has not yet been discussed.
“There must exist a genuine link between the State and the ship; in particular, the State must effectively exercise its jurisdiction and control in administrative, technical and social matters over ships flying its flag.”
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