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    Default International Maritime Law

    Anyone with expertise in international maritime law? in international waters, can a country forcibly stop,board or commandir another countries vessel? (provided there is no act of war declared between the countries in question)

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    Default Re: International Maritime Law

    No one is gonna touch this one huh? lol....sheesh

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    Default Re: International Maritime Law

    Are you thinking of becoming a pirate?? (I'm not one but when I was in the Navy, I did drink a lot of rum...Arghhhh!!)

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    Default Re: International Maritime Law

    that actually happens a lot more often than people might think.

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    Default Re: International Maritime Law

    Quote Quoting chuckycheese
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    Are you thinking of becoming a pirate?? (I'm not one but when I was in the Navy, I did drink a lot of rum...Arghhhh!!)
    Becoming a pirate? No cheese, I'm not thinking of becoming a pirate, the query was; can a "Country stop, forcibly board, commandir another country's vessel IN international waters? Legally that is.... wouldn't that act be considered piracy? 2 different nation's vessels in neutral waters?

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    Default Re: International Maritime Law

    CAN a country do it? Sure they can ... we've seen it a lot recently. Is it legal? I suppose that depends on who is doing the legal evaluation.

    As we can see, most any country can - and often does - articulate a national security or safety exemption.

    Ultimately, there is very little nations can do with each other over any violation of maritime laws short of economic sanctions or wars. The United States got into a couple of conflicts in our history as a result of other nations boarding our ships in so-called international waters.
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    Quote Quoting NCC 1701
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    Becoming a pirate? No cheese, I'm not thinking of becoming a pirate, the query was; can a "Country stop, forcibly board, commandir another country's vessel IN international waters? Legally that is.... wouldn't that act be considered piracy? 2 different nation's vessels in neutral waters?
    Countries can't even float.

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