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  1. redneckrob
    George, Another country can't board your U.S. flagged vessel in international waters. If you're in their territorial waters you're subject to their jurisdiction and they can board you as much as their law allows. They can also obtain a statement of no objection to board you from your flag state, which often is granted if they have the equivalent of probable cause that you're smuggling or polluting or some other major violation. Once your flag state gives permission, which the U.S. does, they could board you. Finally, you need to be sure you really are U.S. flagged. You can't just trot out a literal piece of cloth with the stars and stripes on it and instantly be U.S. flagged. The country can check with your flag country and if they deny you're one of theirs you're stateless and fair game to be boarded by any country anywhere.
    All that said, it sounds like you were in he territorial seas of another country and that is what gave them authorization to board you.
  2. longjonsilver
    i would like to know who you deal with for your yanmar diesel

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  • About George DuBose
    Vessel Make/ model
    Pearson 36-1
    Vessel Name
    Enkhuizen, NL
    photographer/art director
    sailing, restoring old Volvos
    I am a retired music photographer and album cover designer. I have renovated two Pearsons and am about to renovate the smaller one again. I love sailing, but I also like to keep a well maintained and safe boat for my family and friends.

    I sail on the IJsselmeer in Holland and for six weeks every summer I take the boat somewhere in northern Europe and my family joins me. My boys are too young to crew, but soon...


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