In the case of enforces international maritime law and policy, there may be confusion as to who applies the rules and regulations on international maritime law. In the United States, the US Coast Guard monitors all maritime issues. However, when it comes to international waters, maritime law enforcement agencies can be difficult and sometimes complex. If you, or someone you know, have suffered injuries or accidents in international waters due to the fault of others, you may be eligible to
WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL WATER?
International water is the largest coastal country in the United States. Typically, full jurisdiction will sometimes fall below the coastal country, but the flag will fall below your country. This means that if you fly an American flag, you have the same maritime rights. Therefore, the US Coast Guard will have jurisdiction over your ship.
THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO)
The International Maritime Organization was founded by the United Nations. IMO is responsible for the security of all international shipments.
IMO is also responsible for ensuring that ships follow safety procedures as set out by the International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). SOLAS was founded after the sinking of the Titanic, but it did not formally enter into force until 1974. It remained the most appropriate international agreement to ensure the safety of merchant ships.
HOW CAN A LAWYER HELP?
In the case of international maritime law, laws and policies can be confusing without appropriate knowledge and training on the subject. Our lawyers can evaluate your case and help you work technically so you can get justice. If you are a maritime worker and there are ongoing injuries in international waters, you may be eligible for compensation.
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