SailNet Community - View Single Post - Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
View Single Post
  #509  
Old 08-07-2013
TTC TTC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 28
Thanks: 10
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
TTC is on a distinguished road
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
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 my the local Hawaii police for sure, if the state was knowledgeable of the incident.
Hawaii law doesn't apply on the high seas.

As a US-flagged vessel, federal law would apply to a physical assault or murder on the high seas. But the State of Hawaii couldn't arrest anyone without a federal warrant.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook