A foreign warship cannot board a vessel without the permission of its owners or flag government.
The vessel is involved in piracy
The vessel is involved in the slave trade
The vessel has no nationality
The vessel is involved in unlicensed broadcasting from high seas
Since the beginning of shipping commerce, maritime law has been around. As the shipping of large quantities of goods to different countries became more complicated, there was a greater need for regulation and protection. These exchanges were fraught with dangers. Financial losses resulted from possible accidents. Eventually, maritime lawyers began to appear.
Although maritime law refers to the laws and regulations of each country's maritime jurisdiction, it is fascinating to note that there have been many other, more obscure maritime laws throughout history. Some of these laws still have an impact on the seas while others have been repealed.
Take a look at some of the most bizarre maritime laws that we have discovered. Also, check out our exciting research. Prepare to be amazed.
It is interesting to note that Algerian law prohibits imports of dental products. Here, there are no white smiles.
It is forbidden to import clothing into Albania if it does not fit with Albanian tastes or style. Who is the fashion expert in Albania then?
You should reconsider importing goods made in prison to Australia. This is against the law. We are asking if these goods come with production certificates ?…
This law is used by many countries to ban gambling. Do not send lottery tickets to Austria. They won't reach their destination, and who knows if the winning tickets will be found? !
If you send clothing and accessories with camouflage prints, you might get into trouble. This one is not worth the risk.
Did you know empty ink cartridges could be used to make improvised explosives? It's no wonder that Belgium bans their import.
No one knows why a country would ban musical cards. The law is without explanation, whether written or musical.
Saccharine, an artificial sweetener, is banned from being imported by the French. It is also interesting to note that this law was not just applied by the French, but also Brazil and Greece.
All fishing equipment that is sent to Iceland must have a certificate of disinfection from an authorized veterinarian officer. Otherwise, it will be refused entry.
Remote-controlled toys, such as helicopters, are prohibited from India. They could interfere with communication between Indian security agencies.
Would you believe that the Italians prohibit the import of musical instruments, or parts thereof? This law also applies to clocks. We are curious as to the relationship between the two.
Since the specific substance is prohibited, it is illegal to import nasal sprays and any medication containing pseudoephedrine.
If you plan to camp in Jordan, you will need to have a permit to import your tent.
In Nigeria, it is forbidden to combine wheelbarrows with plastic flowers. As far as plastic flowers go, we would guess that the government is responsible for bad Feng Shui. But what about the wheelbarrows?
Import to this country is prohibited of all things
Importing toys to Peru is prohibited. No dolls either. There must be other entertainment options for children.
This ban is a historical one, dating back to 1992 when chewing gum was banned in the country. Although there was an exception in 2004 for nicotine, therapeutic, or dental chewing gums, it must be purchased from a doctor or registered pharmacist.
The law (or fashion) South Africa's law prohibits the import of matching footwear. Mexico and India also have the same laws. Here, no matching shoes are allowed!
If you're traveling to Uganda, your shaving tools will be left behind. The country has banned imports of shaving brushes because they could infect the hairs that were used to make them.
This country has no Kinder surprises. This sweet surprise was banned from import in 1930s by a law that stated explicitly that it contained a "non-nutritive object".
This law prohibiting Venezuelan imports of feed bottles was not approved by medical professionals. Officials in Venezuela believed that this was the best way to encourage breastfeeding.
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