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If you were to commit any crime of any degree in international waters and come back to a law governed country and someone knows what you did and tells can you be punished by law?

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02/09/2007

The responsibility for the act lies with the country of registration of the vessel. Therefore, if you committed a crime on a British registered vessel, then the British Government would have the option of prosecuting you.