Watching the Water

Genesis 1:6-8

English Standard Version

6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse[a] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made[b] the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8 And God called the expanse Heaven.[c] And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

The Convention on the High Seas

The Convention on the High Seas is divided into thirty-seven articles. Let’s look at some interesting articles of the Convention. We’ll focus on those resembling Outer Space Treaty’s ones: the definition of the “high seas”, freedom of the high seas, “flag state”, warships, assistance to any person found at sea in danger of being lost, piracy and pollution.

Article 1: “The term “high seas” means all parts of the sea that are not included in the territorial sea or in the internal waters of a State”.