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) : Canty, Rachel

PDF Url : ADA329162

Report Date : 29 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

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 Guard's domestic authority, as well as policy implications of such actions.

Descriptors :   *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *INTERNATIONAL LAW, *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS, *COAST GUARD, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), NAVAL VESSELS, NAVIGATION, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE