International Voyage Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 24.10-1 [Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter C -- Uninspected Vessels; Part 24 -- General Provisions; Subpart 24.10 -- Definition of Terms Used in this Subchapter], international voyage means “a voyage between a country to which SOLAS applies and a port outside that country. A country, as used in this definition, includes every territory for the international relations of which a contracting government to the convention is responsible or for which the United Nations is the administering authority. For the U.S., the term "territory" includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, all possessions of the United States, and all lands held by the United States under a protectorate or mandate. For the purposes of this subchapter, vessels are not considered as being on an "international voyage" when solely navigating the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River as far east as a straight line drawn from Cap des Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island and, on the north side of Anticosti Island, the 63rd meridian.”