In the event of a collision or other incident of navigation involving a ship when on the high seas, which authorities have penal or disciplinary powers over the ship?

Under UNCLOS Article 97, no penal or disciplinary proceedings may be commenced against the master or any other person in the service of the ship, except by the judicial or administrative authorities either of the flag State or the State of which that person is a national.

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What rule does UNCLOS make regarding the seizure of pirate ships?

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