Basically the open sea is the new Wild West.
While many countries, companies, and even the United Nations have written rules and laws, those laws are often weak. And get this — they’re easy for criminals to break.
Typically, a ship sailing on the ocean can only be stopped by another law enforcement ship that shares the same flag. American law enforcement ships can only stop American ships and so on.
And most law enforcement agencies — even countries and their navies — just don’t have the inclination or the ability to enforce the laws and rules anyway.
We’re talking about …
All hugely dramatic stuff, just being swept under the proverbial ocean rug.
So, when legit law enforcement turns a blind eye to legit problems, who ya gonna call?