Originally Posted by TTC
And why would the state of Hawaii have any jurisdiction over incidents that happened in the middle (relatively speaking) of the Pacific?
I'm no lawyer so not quite sure how it would work, but the ship is a registered us vessel and the port of entry would have jurisdiction once the boat enters 3 mile state limit. But say a physical assault or murder occurred on the ship while outside the 3 mile state limit. On landing an arrest would be made by the local Hawaii police for sure, if the state was knowledgeable of the incident.