freedom of the seas


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freedom of the seas

n.
1. The doctrine that ships of any nation may travel through international waters unhampered.
2. The right of neutral shipping in wartime to trade at will except where blockades are established.

freedom of the seas

n
1. (Law) the right of ships of all nations to sail the high seas in peacetime
2. (Law) (in wartime) the immunity accorded to neutral ships from attack
3. (Law) the exclusive jurisdiction possessed by a state over its own ships sailing the high seas in peacetime

free′dom of the seas′


n.
the doctrine that merchant ships may sail anywhere on the high seas without interference.
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Noun1.freedom of the seas - the right of merchant ships to travel freely in international waters
freedom - the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
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He looked back rapidly, looked down the avenue of a squalid and unlovely life, saw himself the child of drink-sodden and brutal parents, remembered the Board School with its unlovely surroundings, his struggles at a dreary trade, his running away and the fierce draughts of delight which the joy and freedom of the sea had brought to him on the morning when he had crept on deck, a stowaway, to be lashed with every rope-end and to do the dirty work of every one.
The strike group is also deployed to the Indo-Pacific region, focusing on working with partners and allies, promoting freedom of the seas and enhancing regional security.
The strike group is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to work with partners and allies, promote freedom of the seas, and enhance regional security,' Carl Vinson Public Affairs said in a statement.
The United States recently deployed the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier to conduct maritime security operations in the South China Sea as part of promoting freedom of the seas and enhancing regional security.
Furthermore, as one decides on the UK's future defence priorities, it is paramount that the freedom of the seas and sea lanes of communication are protected.
As a sea-faring nation, dependent on the freedom of the seas for transporting much of our food and raw materials, we need a well-developed naval arm to ensure the safety and free passage of our mercantile marine.
Emirates carried thousands of fans from around the world to be part of a unique musical voyage with the Stars on Board 2017 cruise which took place onboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Freedom of the Seas.
They "underscored the importance of freedom of navigation and overflight and other lawful uses of the seas, and noted with concern the destabilizing impacts that unlawful restrictions to the freedom of the seas have on peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
It posits that the United States has two fundamental and enduring core interests in the South China Sea: defending its view on freedom of the seas, and maintaining the naval and air superiority of the United States in the Western Pacific.
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China has claimed most of that body of water as its sovereign territory, which has presented a challenge to the US-backed postwar convention of freedom of the seas.
All other countries of the world, including Iran's neighbors across the Persian Gulf, see the Persian Gulf as an international waterway open to ships of all nations under the principle of freedom of the seas.