Fishing Vessels

Fishing Vessels

Customary International Law provides that coastal fishing boats and small boats engaged in trade, as distinguished from seagoing fishing boats and large traders, are immune from attack and seizure during war. This Immunity is lost if fishing vessels take part in the hostilities. To prevent such involvement many nations have agreed not to take advantage of the peaceful character of such vessels in their war effort.

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Excepting a few fishing vessels visible near us, the harbor of this once prosperous place was a vast solitude of water, varied here and there by dreary banks of sand.
A few fishing vessels alone specked the water, and now and then the gentle breeze wafted the sound of voices as the fishermen called to one another.
They took the dead away, buried every man his own, and put the bodies of those who came from elsewhere on board the fishing vessels, for the fishermen to take each of them to his own place.
Imelda Tolentino, spokesperson of the MIMAROPA (Mindoro Occidental and Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) regional police, said the arrest came after local authorities and volunteers spotted two fishing vessels while conducting regular patrol at around 1 a.
At the meeting, the two sides discussed the project using special LEDs replacing metal halide lamps or mercury lamps installed on a number of fishing vessels in Vietnam's sea; Verification of improvement results on board as well as energy efficiency of fishing vessels subject to the project; New Chip On Board (COB) technology of LEDs and the feasibility of implementing standard systems, relevant technical standards, .
Some 250 rounds were fired but the fishing vessels did not leave the area until 2:43 p.
Sans IRR, the provision mandating the installation of VMS or VMM for commercial fishing vessels, especially for vessels with 2.
He said APFFI, mindful of the law, never allowed minors to work in their fishing vessels.
The Foreign Ministry yesterday confirmed that it has hired a law firm to follow up the case of 16 Bahraini fishing vessels and 19 fishermen seized by authorities in Qatar.
With 13 fishing vessels in Uruguay and 4 fishing vessels in Argentina, Canada-based Cooke has access to 24,000 MT of hubbsi hake and 1,600 MT of red crab.
Existing guidance from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency states that all crew working on the open decks of fishing vessels at sea are "strongly recommended" to wear personal flotation devices and/or use safety lines.
The investigators found there were 61 fishing vessels in the area at the time of the collision and that the sub crew should have known this and not proceeded at the depth and speed they did.