Accession Number:

ADA329162

Title:

Limits of Coast Guard Authority to Board Foreign Flag Vessels on the High Seas,

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The essay addresses the authority of the U.S. Coast Guard to board foreign flag vessels on the high seas when the vessel is suspected of violating a U.S. law that applies extraterritorially. The essay discusses international law constraints, including freedom of navigation concerns, on the Coast Guards domestic authority, as well as policy implications of such actions.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE