18 U.S. Code § 2281 - Violence against maritime fixed platforms
“continental shelf” means the sea-bed and subsoil of the submarine areas that extend beyond a country’s territorial sea to the limits provided by customary international law as reflected in Article 76 of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea.
“fixed platform” means an artificial island, installation or structure permanently attached to the sea-bed for the purpose of exploration or exploitation of resources or for other economic purposes.
2015—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–23, § 803(1), substituted “section 13(c)” for “section 2(c)”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 114–23, § 803(2), struck out definitions of “national of the United States”, “territorial sea of the United States”, and “United States”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 114–23, § 803(3), added subsec. (e).
1996—Subsec. (a)(1)(F). Pub. L. 104–132 inserted “or conspires” after “attempts”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–294 inserted before period at end “, and the term ‘State’ means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States”.
For extension of territorial sea of United States, see Proc. No. 5928, set out as a note under section 1331 of Title 43, Public Lands.
For definitions of terms used in this section, see section 2280(d) of this title.
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