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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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40 am by a seaman, who said a fire had broken out in the high sea with crew on board.
Snow is expected to fall on areas higher than 800 meters above sea level with active and southwesterly winds and high sea waves.
Our country's high sea fishery staples of tuna and mackerel pike belong to healthy resource categories," the statement says.
What is missing is a visionary master plan on how to integrate fragmented efforts towards the common goal of sustainable development on the high seas.
Shirley Douglas, head of English, said: "The Pirates of Penzance is a tale of deceit and piracy on (or off) the high seas with great music, spectacular costumes, a cast of dozens and some terribly bad jokes
13) His proposal sought to amend the basic grant of admiralty jurisdiction to the federal courts (14) "to include suits in rem against a vessel or in personam against her owners for damages for loss of life caused by torts committed on the high seas or the lakes or other navigable waters of the United States.
28 ( ANI ): Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has alleged that President Abdulla Yameen went against the sanctions imposed by the United Nations and allowed the ships to transfer cargo to North Korean ships on the high seas.
The second destination package starts at the Manila port followed by a day cruising the high seas on the way to Ishigaki, Japan, on the third day.
The success of Pakistan Navy ship in interrupting the flow of narcotics highlights the importance accorded by Pakistan Navy in patrolling the waters of North Indian Ocean to ensure free flow of legitimate commerce and deny use of High Seas to terrorists and all associated miscreants.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The 50th flotilla of the Iranian Navy set off for high seas to safeguard maritime routes used by Iranian vessels in international waters, specially in the Gulf of Aden.
The organization also lifted a high seas warning issued for the eastern region as of noon.
MANILA, Philippines The Philippines has been granted extended fishing access to tuna-rich high seas pocket 1 (HSP-1) of the Pacific Ocean for one year based on the new bridging measures of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
The Philippines is looking to secure a five-year extension of its fishing access to the tuna-rich high seas pocket 1 (HSP1) of the Pacific Ocean that set to expire this year, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said.
THREATS on the high seas are evolving and these are continuously being reviewed by forces patrolling international waters, said UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) Commander and CMF Deputy Commander Commodore Steve Dainton.
Offending by the vessels, the Da Yang 15 and Da Yang 16, was detected during Operation Zodiac, a joint Ministry for Primary Industries and New Zealand Defence Force high seas patrol in July last year.
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