Remaining outside of UNCLOS regime restricts U.S. counter-piracy options
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The U.S. relies on maritime interdiction operations for homeland security, counter-piracy, and crime control. However, during bi-lateral negotiations, several nations have, in the past, questioned our authority to contest certain of their excessive maritime claims simply because we have yet to ratify the treaty. Becoming a party to the Convention will enhance our ability to conduct such interdiction operations and to refute excessive maritime claims.Related Quotes:
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- Remaining outside of UNCLOS regime restricts U.S. counter-piracy options
- US naval capacity to conduct maritime interdiction or intelligence operations at risk from excessive claims and lawfare
- U.S. absence from UNCLOS hurts our leadership consistency and encourages others to flout existing standards
- Over a hundred excessive claims currently, some of which are directly complicating counter narcotics operations
- U.S. ratification of UNCLOS would support U.S. rights to conduct maritime interdiction operations
- U.S. failure to ratify UNCLOS complicates U.S. efforts to get other nations to cooperate on anti-piracy initiatives
- U.S. ratification of UNCLOS is key to protecting existing counter-piracy operations
Ratifying LOSC will also enhance U.S. counter-piracy efforts by improving America’s ability to shape the legal authorities the international community relies on to combat piracy, especially in instances where existing agreements do not account for advancements in technology.