The thread about guns on yachts got me to wondering about this.
What laws are there for voyagers on privately owned vessels in international waters? For instance I am in international waters and I am under attack by aggressors?
Am I constrained by any particular treaty my home country may have signed away my rights in? Am I free to takes whatever action I deem necessary to protect myself? Can I be hauled into court when I return to U.S. soil?
Does being a citizen of the U.S. restrain me in any way when on international waters?