Short International Voyage Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 70.10-1 [Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter H -- Passenger Vessels Part 70 -- General Provisions; Subpart 70.10 -- Definition of Terms Used in this Subchapter], short international voyage means “an international voyage in the course of which a vessel is not more than 200 miles from a port or place in which the passengers and crew could be placed in safety. Neither the distance between the last port of call in the country in which the voyage begins and the final port of destination, nor the return voyage, may exceed 600 miles. The final port of destination is the last port of call in the scheduled voyage at which the vessel commences its return voyage to the country in which the voyage began.”