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A UK ship is on passage through the territorial sea of another coastal State. In what circumstances may the coastal State exercise criminal jurisdiction over her?

(1)  If the consequences of a crime on or by the ship extend to the coastal State; 

(2)if a crime on or by the ship disturbs the peace of the country or the good order of the territorial sea; (3) if the master, or an agent of the ship’s flag State (e. g. a British consul) requests the coastal State to exercise jurisdiction; or (4) if jurisdiction is necessary to suppress the illicit traffic of narcotic drugs or psychotrophic substances.

 

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