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Question related to the laws governing private maritime disputes, also known as admiralty law. Not to be confused with the Law of the Sea, which governs disputes between countries through a UN convention.

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Two countries jointly sharing territorial waters of an island; precedent or impossibility of?

This 27-July-2019 CNN report mentions: The remote Pacific outcrop, called the Dokdo Islands in South Korea and the Takeshima Islands in Japan, made headlines Tuesday following an alleged violation ...
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Can avoiding the Strait of Hormuz (ideally with a canal south of Kumzar) prevent further escalation of the high tensions there?

In recent weeks the tensions in the Strait of Hormuz has been the highest in years [1], since Iran does not recognize any of the water in the Strait of Hormuz as being International Water, and given ...
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Why do certain states offer lax, open ship registries?

Some world states maintain an "open registry" of ships, allowing non-resident non-citizens to register their ships in that state and fly its flag (a "flag of convenience"), and additionally, do not ...
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Does Iran recognize any of the water in the Strait of Hormuz as being International Water?

The US is claiming that the United States Armed Services are going to ensure passage in the Strait. "We are starting a concept called Sentinel in which we will have a series of countries engaged to ...
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Have countries that have signed but not ratified international conventions successfully used the arbitration provisions thereof?

This question is inspired by the recent event of Grace 1 being detained by Gibraltar. Interestingly the most aggrieved party (which may or may not have legal standing though), namely Iran, has signed ...
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Couldn't Carola Rackete of Sea Watch 3 have chosen another harbor?

From the BBC: Carola Rackete was arrested at the Italian port of Lampedusa after a two-week stand-off with police at sea. Her vessel, Sea-Watch 3, was banned from docking, but it eventually ...
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Does China interfere with commercial shipping passing through the Taiwan Straits?

I have read that China considers the Taiwan Straits to be its "sovereign territory" which differs from international law that defines bodies of waters 12 miles or more offshore as international waters ...