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Re: Words to the wise!

Originally Posted by aa3jy View Post Mexican/International waters..

Coast Guard forces owner from boat - The San Diego Union-Tribune

ďThe Coast Guard may board any vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, whether on the high seas, or on waters over which the United States has jurisdiction, to make inquiries, examinations, inspections, searches, seizures, 777and arrests for the prevention, detection, and suppression of violations of U.S. laws. 14 U.S.C. ß 89.Ē

Note: the USCG Search and Rescue areas..
I would be a bit surprised if Mexican teritorial waters extend 60 miles out to sea, more likely 12 miles.

The vessel in the article was an American flagged vessel in what is likely international waters. The USCG has legal authority to inspect US flagged vessels on international waters for safety.
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