International Service [Shipping] Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 47.110 [Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter E -- Load Lines; Part 47 -- Combination Load Lines; Subpart A – General], international service means:

“(1) A voyage by sea between a port under the jurisdiction of the United States and a port of a foreign country, its colonies, territories, or protectorates, or conversely (a voyage exclusively on the Great Lakes is excepted); or

(2) A voyage that proceeds beyond 20 nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline.”