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International Waters....

So I ran into a guy at the Boat Show yesterday (not impressed w/ the new boats...) that I knew from doing a race to Bermuda years ago. We got to talking about how this one boat got yelled at by the USNavy for being in their "playpen" off the coast of Virginia/North Carolina. They were out doing exercises and told this guy to get out of their "area". Now this wasn't just a few square miles, they took over thousands of sq. miles. He wasn't anywhere near any ships. (we heard the C-130 broadcasting on Ch16 to the boat)
What I'm wondering is how can the Navy (in their arrogance) just order a vessel out of a particular area of the sea that is INTERNATIONAL WATERS?
Is this common? Anybody have an experience w/ this happening to them?

Just curious.
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