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Passports for Offshore Fishermen and Sailors

Planning a deep sea fishing trip or a sail out into the open ocean? You may need to pack your passport along with your sunscreen and life jacket.

The United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, which has been in effect since 1994, gives nations sovereignty over the waters for 12 nautical miles (13.8 miles or 22.2 kilometers) off of their coastline. This means that if you sail out of a US port, you are … Continue reading »

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