on the high seas

on the high seas

In 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, on, sea

on the ˌhigh ˈseas

in international waters; on a part of the sea which does not belong to any country: What happens if a crime is committed on the high seas?
See also: high, on, sea