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How Maritime Law Works

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Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/WendoverProductions Maritime law is confusing, but interesting (I hope.) Last Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PsmkAxVHdM Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Attributions: South China Sea video courtesy youtube.com/militarytiger (Creative Commons License) Cruise Ship icon by Rohan Gupta from the Noun Project Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness Map by Alinor (Creative Commons License) Old Cruise Ship photo courtesy Roger W from Flickr (Creative Commons License) Foreign Coders photo courtesy Cory Doctorow from Flickr (Creative Commons License)
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Tim Lawrence (9 hours ago)
I don't think having a US passport is a good idea, you can never escape the stupid tax system where ever you live in the world.
Neil Lenhart (4 days ago)
Funny, I was on a Delta flight from Tampa to Toronto and I’m a dual citizen so I asked for a drink but the flight attendant said that I could only have one once we passed into Canadian air space 🤔
Rex Irkalla (6 days ago)
Miles and no km. Disliked
Shikhar Shah (7 days ago)
Your videos are so outstanding it’s overwhelming. Thank you
Dwight Looi (7 days ago)
There is NO SUCH THING AS INTERNATIONAL LAW or MARITIME LAW; not in the sense that we understand laws anyway. There are only treaties and agreements between countries. There is no international law because there is no authority which can make them and compel their adherence by all countries. If a powerful country like the USA decides that it its territorial waters is 500 km not 12km and it is willing to use deadly force including 12 Super Carriers, 75 AEGIS destroyers and 50 Nuclear Attack Submarines to defend and enforce this insistence, other entities can either accept it or they can declare war and lose. Even when there are treaties and conventions, countries can and routinely do withdraw from or unilaterally break treaties and renounce conventions. When that happens all the legal wrangling is bullshit and it all comes down to who has the military and economic might to get their way. In a world made up of countries, laws do not really extend beyond borders or the realm of sovereign control. The world stage is all about countries bullying one another, where the biggest and baddest bullies get the goods and the weak and stupid get shafted.
Ronnie Januszki (8 days ago)
I think the drinking age in international waters is actually more laid back than you described. When I flew Lufthansa from Frankfurt to DC, I was offered wine and beer as a 16 y/o minor with no questions asked. Legal in Germany where the plane is registered, but not in the States. I'd imagine citizenship matters are taken more seriously, however hahaha.
Got7 AhGaSe (8 days ago)
3:38 is wrong they get a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) actually!! Which Trump is trying to rid of now. Pregnant women try to have their kids in the states so they can stay and when they get on Amercian land/water they try to induce labor.
spiros.traveller (9 days ago)
super video
AntiCorruptionCentral (11 days ago)
Space "law", LOL.
barbiquearea (12 days ago)
Arrested Development anyone?
illumory - Hype City (12 days ago)
“Core-deel” 🤨 never heard cordial pronounced that way
sup all (14 days ago)
what nationality will it take? The one it is born with...
Siward Beorn (16 days ago)
A (18 days ago)
What about if the ship is in between the different water zones?
DsYkX Plays games (18 days ago)
I got the 2nd best passport
Mr. E N D Skies (19 days ago)
Could you please do a video on Admiralty Law?
Leonard Trio (21 days ago)
My first time viewing your content, I was sent here from a #Matthias video. Clear, concise and easy, well written and well edited. I will definitely be checking out some more.
julian frikken (22 days ago)
by the by dutch passport is more powerfull than us`es
Minecraft Vadder (22 days ago)
Damn just imagine you live in some very nice country, then your baby gets born on a ship registered in Panama and the nice country doesnt give it the state membership, and your child is somehow screwed.
terry waller (25 days ago)
Depends on parents governments, US gives babies of its citizens citizenship no matter where their born.
Johannes Bjerke Jannesson (26 days ago)
Can you please do a vid about airspace and the laws/regulations that apply? Would be a very interesting topic. Love the channel and content, keep up the good work!
juntao11 (26 days ago)
What about Maritime Admiralty laws 👹👽
Joseph Lubera (28 days ago)
Do British boats pass on the right side
özge özçelik (28 days ago)
your every video needs a standalone medium post
Alex Johnson (1 month ago)
StudaBakerrTV (1 month ago)
If im 19 could i drink alcohol in the eez zone or would i wait till were further out, would i be able to at all
Kevin Miller (1 month ago)
So what if I'm 12 miles underground?
pop5678eye (1 month ago)
Fun fact: the modern UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (which is different from Maritime Law, dealing more with territorial waters, this video seems to confuse the two) is primarily enforced by the most powerful navy in the world, the United States Navy, which is more powerful than all other navies in the world combined... Despite the fact that the United States Congress never ratified our signing of the treaty...
Andy Madden (1 month ago)
0:34 Country, not county!
Stefanus Nishikata Simamora (1 month ago)
Indonesia actually has claim on north natuna sea(south china sea,internationaly) too, on natuna island, but overlaped by chinese 9 dash line
Chris Lesemann (1 month ago)
I learned about maritime law from my captain when commercial fishing. We got in a argument and he bound and gagged me and put me in the fish hold for 3 days. Funny thing is he didn't violate any law doing so.
Валентин Исаев (1 month ago)
None of this has anything to do with the Maritime Law or the Law of Sea.
stefano corsi (1 month ago)
Latin talking
Harry Kuheim (1 month ago)
It doesn't work...Otherwise we wouldn't have had Somali Pirates High Jacking Ships for 15 years before anyone got serious about stopping them....
phantomf41 (1 month ago)
US passport is number 3rd most powerful
Qi Zhen Goh (1 month ago)
Fundamental mistake in this video: nautical miles,not miles
Frankie Frankie (1 month ago)
Not everyone has the nationality of the country they were born in, I'm from Poland live in UK
Agung Priambodo (1 month ago)
You should have made it an Uruguayan ship that carried marijuana, because marijuana is entirely legal in Uruguay but only partially legal in the Netherlands
Ian Buchan (1 month ago)
We live in a country
Diogo Lemos (1 month ago)
Well explained
Bubba Senior (1 month ago)
It's 3am why..
Anonymous579 (1 month ago)
Answer: not very well
microjackkb36 (1 month ago)
You’re a Crook Captain Hook
JD Black (2 months ago)
What is a baby was born in the middle of the ocean and not on a cruise ship and all of his/her relatives were born the same? I know it is very weird.
Appelansee (2 months ago)
“A baby born on a Dutch ship within 12 miles of the U.S, is A BABY BORN IN AMERICA.”
Kryptos4u (2 months ago)
Really useless video.
magellanmax (2 months ago)
Cruise ships are large floating Petri dishes....feel sorry for anyone born onboard.
Frederik Broe-Andersen (2 months ago)
Why don’t say you got born in the sea
SassyHershsey SassyHershey (2 months ago)
All cruise ships want cheap labor with no EPA hassles - only third World slaves - the customers though are those white people you see, and maybe the Captain is Dutch. Unions - dream on - you died during Pearl Harbor plus 5 years.
SassyHershsey SassyHershey (2 months ago)
a baby born is hostile act if borne on a cruise ship! Maritime lawyer
Civ2314 (2 months ago)
“Talks about random government puts American flag on random nation territorial waters”
gdlk (2 months ago)
sooooo..... you can buy sex slaves in international water?
Rashik Sharar (2 months ago)
I came across your channel randomly and I can't stop watching these video one after another.
Papa Smurf (2 months ago)
I found a way to exploit Cole's law
Jonathan Williams (2 months ago)
The islands are claimed by various nations with various claims Then then there’s China which says everything belongs to them
Concert Videos (2 months ago)
Where did you get the idea that Panama has less people than Minneapolis??? Panama's population is over 4 Million, whereas Minneapolis only has 415 thousand. I think you meant "Minnesotta", which has a total population of 5 million....
Foggy Harbor Dispatch (2 months ago)
Our mothers break water, we come out of her "birth canal" and they want us to get a "birth cirtificate" Max (somebody) does an interesting video on how even on land we are under maritime law.
DYZ Gaming (2 months ago)
The principle used is largely one of these two •Jus soli: right by birthplace (like most countries of American continent) •Jus sanguini: right by blood (like Indonesia, India, Iran, Iceland)
Philip Cornelius (2 months ago)
How bout bird law
Philip Cornelius (2 months ago)
damn't, I thought I was original
tyler maloney (2 months ago)
What Happens If You Don't Register?
X-quiz it Clips (2 months ago)
*video about some stuff I’ll never need to know* Me: but what if...
misiurka3792 (2 months ago)
It doesnt matter where you are born you take your parents nationality... dumb cunt
Zmbie_ Slyer21 (2 months ago)
Spoiler Most of the video is about babies
TheDaniel366Cobra (2 months ago)
Startup idea: a floating maternity ward to transport pregnant women to the US territorial waters so that the babies get the American citizenship :D Unless this qualifies as hostile invasion, I guess.
J Magana (2 months ago)
Sorry lib, the US passport is the most powerful in the world...
Teyhetyh Btynhten (2 months ago)
Wow you switched to water this time. I'll just have to wait a week for the next plane one
Herblin (3 months ago)
I got the worst fucking attorneys
HighSpeedNoDrag (3 months ago)
If one or other persons find themselves in trouble and or violation of the Cruise Line "Rules". The Captain of the Cruise Ship has Tremendous and absolute control regarding detainment, and or enforcement action regardless towards a person or persons and they ARE Not protected by the U.S. Constitution for example. Furthermore, I like to say Fuck You to the Senior Security Advisor of the NCL Cruise (5 Day) circa March 2008. The piece of Shit "Officer" engaged in activity towards myself and we spoke to each other on 5 different occasions in passing almost bumping into one another. I believe this NCL Security officer was of American or Canadian nationality. Fuck you coward and come visit me where I currently reside you murdering Cunt. 48 Heritage Dr. Terre Haute Indiana, United States.
Agnes Tjiong (3 months ago)
I have been binge watching your videos. Very good!
ultranitro (3 months ago)
How about the nationality of the parents. If your parents are both German but You are born while they are vacationing in Mexico you are still German, not Mexican.
Frankie Frankie (3 months ago)
I was born in England and im polish. You dont always take the nationality of the country you were born in
Jorge Eduardo Garcia (3 months ago)
Can you make a video without upspeak, please?
Jorge Eduardo Garcia (3 months ago)
I love your videos but why do you use upspeak so much?
Thot Bot (3 months ago)
I say Thotland has all this water
David N (3 months ago)
This is why when I'm at the beach, I always swim at least 300 miles out to sea when I have to poop. Diplomatically, it makes things so much easier, although, I must say, by the time I get back to shore, I really don't give a fuck about international laws or anything else for that matter. There was this one time when I swam back to shore and had to poop again, and I was like fuck it! Unfortunately, this was the beggining of the Mexico/Korea/Botswana War. It only lasted for 57 seconds, so you most likely have never heard of it. Be thankful you know nothing of it. To this day, that beach is still closed, as is the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
Dr LMAO (3 months ago)
I’m waiting for this video to turn into a plane video.
traviswall1982 (3 months ago)
Now I want a video on passports....
The Utopiano Utopioan (3 months ago)
Maritime law eh? Governments have NO jurisdiction over the ocean, beyond a few thin strips of water that directly borders their countries
Antonis Sarris (3 months ago)
And what about incidents, accidents or illegal actions onboard or towards a ship? Imagine how complicated things can be!
juntao11 (3 months ago)
What rubbish. Cestui Que
Buy me Skittles (3 months ago)
Perpetual Peter (3 months ago)
You're a... Crook Captin Hook
Furdt Lhast (3 months ago)
Grant Freed (3 months ago)
Cordial lol
LTA PRODUCTIONS (3 months ago)
so... who owns the great lakes?
macroevolve (3 months ago)
Good point. I am guessing that the States that border the lakes claim a section, just like the US claims the ocean water withing 12 miles of the coasts.
capnbobretired (3 months ago)
Two interesting points about Maritime Law. The world's oldest Insurance is called General Average and it insures owners of cargo who have their cargo thrown into the ocean to save the ship. The oldest Life Insurance comes from the compensating widows of sea captains and their families for the loss of the Captain. It had a slow go through the courts in the US where they were not "gambling" on whether the captain would die or not. Britain maintains special Admiralty Courts for deciding Maritime Law cases. The USA has Admiralty Courts, but they are just Federal Courts using Admiralty Law to decide the case. The choice of a baby born on a ship was interesting, but murders and assaults committed on ships are similarly determined for jurisdiction.
Dr. Rich (3 months ago)
Mr. Wendover, I love your videos. Amazingly interesting , complete, and comprehensive ❤️👍. Thank you
get_It (3 months ago)
that weed and hookers cruse would sell out really fast good idea actualy
Azazel (4 months ago)
its not illegal if its not in the country
Matthew Lysenko (4 months ago)
Mathew Stormblessed (4 months ago)
Made me think of this, "I've been thinking about laws on Mars. There's an international treaty saying that no country can lay claim to anything that's not on Earth. By another treaty if you're not in any country's territory, maritime law applies. So Mars is international waters. Now, NASA is an American non-military organization, it owns the Hab. But the second I walk outside I'm in international waters. So Here's the cool part. I'm about to leave for the Schiaparelli Crater where I'm going to commandeer the Ares IV lander. Nobody explicitly gave me permission to do this, and they can't until I'm on board the Ares IV. So I'm going to be taking a craft over in international waters without permission, which by definition... makes me a pirate. Mark Watney: Space Pirate."
White Crown (4 months ago)
Blah blah blah....law my ass
August Reigns (4 months ago)
is the voice over guy Jack Handy?????
Rick Sanchez (4 months ago)
*you forgot to put that either it can be called as a Philippine Sea or South China Sea*
carkus 77 (4 months ago)
Yellow fringes around countrys flaggs
carkus 77 (4 months ago)
Does this mean that western countries under uniform commercial code and humans born on there vessels in dry dock become U.s Citizen? As hospitals courts schools police stations are all known forign vessels in dry dock
Rehpic (4 months ago)
What if im on my privet boat and i sail out to international waters waters with a friend with the intention to murder said individual. And i even admit to it once i return to my country, I committed a murder were law doesn't exist but admit to it were law does exist.
Makiah Bowman (4 months ago)
I thought on most cruises your not allowed to sail if you’re more than 24 weeks pregnant
Aaron Rego (4 months ago)
how is america the 8th most powerful country
RagebrosINC (4 months ago)
Since the U.S. can now shoot a cannon across the entire world, doesn't that mean the U.S. owns the entire world? Which means I can move to England and live in the Buckingham palace! Yay maritime law!