right of approach


right of approach
In international maritime law, the right of a ship of war, upon the high sea, to draw near to another vessel for the purpose of ascertaining the nationality of the latter. The Marianna Flora, 24 U.S. 1, 11 Wheat. 1, 6 L.Ed. 405.
At present the right of approach has no existence apart from the right of visit

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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