Originally Posted by sailordave
I just wonder how they can ORDER you out of International Waters.
if you are in international waters, it doesn't mean there's no law. you are under the law of the flag you are sailing on/ boats flag. you have USA flag so you are under USA law which probably says you have to listen and do what your navy orders you to do. same with the police also but both can't order something to for example Japanese flag in international waters.
in other words
if you steal something on USA flag in international waters, you will be prosecuted under USA law.