Recent Examples of high sea from the Web
North Korean fishing boats have often been found adrift in the high seas, carrying fishermen seeking to meet catch quotas.
This can leave crews desperate and taking risks, which can then result in disaster, with the ships stranded on the high sea and running out of food and water.
Strong winds and waves in Key West as Hurricane Irma nears Strong winds and high seas were some of the first signs that Hurricane Irma was nearing Key West on Sept. 9, 2017.
There was little frequent surface fighting on the high seas, apart from the waters around Europe and Britain, and in the Mediterranean.
The latest draft also would step up an inspections program for cargo ships heading to or from North Korea, but wouldn’t authorize the use of force to board ships on the high seas, as an earlier draft would.
In addition, negotiations are underway at the U.N. about a possible treaty to protect the biodiversity of the high seas, which represent two-thirds of the global ocean.
Bidding farewell to wife Clare (Amy Loughton) in late October, Crowhurst sails his innovative triple-hulled yacht Teignouth Electron onto the high seas.
It was followed by a distress call saying the boat was disabled in high seas and 115 mph winds, near Vieques, an island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico.
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First Known Use of high sea
before 12th century
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