Question: When can a country intercept a vessel?

30.06.2011                      28.Siwan, 5771                      Jom Kippur Katan

Rechtsfrage:

Question: When can a country intercept a vessel?

Background: Answer: If it clearly intends to illegally enter another country’s waters – as soon as it leaves its port of origin.

A maritime blockade is a tool countries can employ during an armed conflict to stop the passage of weapons and other goods to a country or entity. Israel has imposed one on Gaza since January 3, 2009, during Operation Cast Lead.
One of the main arguments raised against the boarding of the six ships associated with May 2010’s flotilla was that the action reportedly took place 70 nautical miles (130 kilometers) from the coast, inside international waters….