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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Ships, Diverting and Ordering into Port

John Paul Jones

Subject(s):
Piracy — Warfare, sea — Exclusive economic zone — Ports — Flag state — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea)

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Perhaps the first mariners ventured to sea without fear of their own sovereign or some other, but the projection of State power offshore soon followed marine commerce. At least as early as the 15th century BC, Greek sea power asserted itself in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea against piracy and in regulation of seaborne trade. In their day, the Romans followed suit, and in their wake, various Italian city States in similar fashion controlled for a time the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Sea [s] and the Ligurian Gulf. Eventually, the kings of Spain and...
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