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high seas

The open waters of an ocean or sea that are outside the jurisdiction of any nation. After our navigation system failed, we found ourselves stranded out on the high seas.
See also: high, sea

high seas

Open waters of an ocean or sea, beyond the territorial jurisdiction of a country. For example, Commercial fishermen are being forced to go out on the high seas in order to make a living . [c. 1100]
See also: high, sea
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RAMALLAH, January 6, 2013 (WAFA) - Weather on Sunday is cloudy with light rain falling through the day accompanied by thunder storms, while temperature drops to around 10 degrees Celsius with southwesterly winds and high sea waves, according to the Palestine Weather Service.
Environmentalists take further issue with Taiwan's 40-billion-per-year high sea fishery industry because the boats use a method that nets all forms of marine life, including many not meant for consumption, Kao said.
Enclosing large areas of the high seas to protect marine life is also suggested by Gorina-Ysern, M.
40 am by a seaman, who said a fire had broken out in the high sea with crew on board.
Calling on Member States to help Libya, when requested, to strengthen the means available to it to secure its borders and prevent migrant smuggling and human trafficking, the Council also urged States, in the spirit of international solidarity and shared responsibility, to cooperate with the Libyan Government, and each other, including by sharing information about acts of smuggling and human trafficking in Libya's territorial sea and on the high seas off the country's coast.
Nigerian Telecommunications Plc regrets to announce a temporary disruption of its SAT-3 services sequel to a submarine cable cut at the high sea that was caused by a ship that maliciously anchored on the non-anchor zone of the high sea directly on the NITEL SAT-3 cable.
Weather on Sunday continues to be partially cloudy with a minor rise in temperature to 13 degrees, southwesterly to southeasterly winds and low to mid high sea waves.
Aircraft captain Flt Lt Thomas Bunn said: "The high sea was affecting the winch operator's system, throwing Richard into the sea on several occasions; eventually he was trapped under the dinghy.
The high sea was the backdrop for high drama - performed by youngsters at Thornaby's St Patrick's School.
The image shows remnants of El Nino's warmer waters - indicated by high sea level - still lingering north of the equator.
But between the last two ice ages, high sea levels temporarily turned Jersey into an island resembling today's land form.
Lumsden believes that cause is tied to sea level changes; periods of low dolomite formation appear to have corresponded to low sea levels, and dolomite peaked at high sea levels.
and shared his vision for NAVSUP, explaining how the organization is working to reverse over-specialization among the workforce, and how the creation of future sea bases will allow the rapid delivery of personnel and material from bases on the high seas all over the world.
HIGH SEAS Exotic ports of call, resort-style pools, dinner and dancing.
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