One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The areas of the sea that are not under the jurisdiction of any country.‘the boat sank in international waters’
- ‘The Anglo-American forces continued to be plagued by helicopter problems, as two British choppers collided over international waters yesterday, killing all seven crewmen aboard.’
- ‘Companies can't compete against foreign competitors for drilling and mining rights in international waters.’
- ‘At the low-tide mark they will cross over into federal territory and then swim into international waters where they live and grow for some years.’
- ‘It was designed to fill a legal vacuum leaving sites in international waters without protection.’
- ‘They fondly recall vessels that would depart the island, sail just far enough to reach international waters, meander about for a day or evening, then return to port.’
- ‘Officials were concerned that he had begun construction on the vessel without having secured a licence for it to fish in international waters.’
- ‘Captain Anthony would never sail into international waters again, for the Royal Navy could have arrested him on sight.’
- ‘In 1999, a division started surveying international waters for drug trafficking.’
- ‘Much like a ship in international waters, spacecraft can go anywhere at any time, but space has no shores to impede travel.’
- ‘The crime scene is now floating around in international waters from port to port.’
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