freedom of the seas

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freedom of the seas

the right of ships of all nations to sail the high seas in peacetime, and in wartime the immunity accorded to neutral ships from attack.
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(2.) Grotius, Free Seas (1609); edited and with an Introduction by David Armitage, Indianapolis, 2004.
Two 30-year simulations, one using the sea ice levels of 2007 and another using sea ice levels at the end of the 20th century, were used to access the impact of ice free seas. The results showed a significant response to the anomalous open water of 2007.
A long-ago westward voyage on the wild, free seas proved very lucky indeed for the United States of America.
The Nuclear Free Seas flotilla will join up with other fleets from southern Ireland and the Isle of Man to make a peaceful protest when the Pacific Pintail passes through the Irish Sea on its way to the British Nuclear Fuels at Sellafield, Cumbria, during the week beginning September 9.
Organizers of the ''Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla'' campaign say a flotilla of protest boats from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South America are expected to greet the Pacific Pintail when it reaches the Irish sea in late August on the final leg of its voyage to Sellafield.
The Irish flotilla will be part of the Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla 2002 - a loose federations of international seafarers who are aware of the enormous danger to life on the planet caused by nuclear bomb tests, fuel transport and use, pollution and waste.
The culturally deep-seated sense of `natural' justice embodied in the idea of free seas is joined to market goals, so creating a belief of immense persuasive power.