In fact, if I were in charge of insurance at Maersk Line, I would be asking for a discount.
There are very few U.S. Flag ships.
It's good to know that when a company does change the flag to U.S. they are afforded the protection of the flag.
Perhaps this will be a reason for more international shipping companies to think about reflagging to U.S., no matter the expense.
This is what I said, back in Dec. 2008.
Despite all the objections, my guess is we will start seeing armed guards onboard ships, hopefully from one of the Navies. I suspect the "flag" countries have already started discussions with countries with Navies to offer protection to their flagged ships - I trust for a fee.
Let's see if the U.S. Navy starts putting guards onboard U.S. Flag vessels.