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BANGKOK 23 April 2019 14:59
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Bitcoin Seastead backer in battle with Thai authorities

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Why didn’t this USA citizen dock his “toy” off the shores of Florida or California?  (-because he thought Thailand wouldn’t find fault. —move it too the shores of Myanmar.

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Romantic and moronic at the same time...

 

Someone should suggest he build his floating community next to the controversial Chinese military base in the South China sea...

 

Both could find common ground as a rogue enterprise...🤔

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A bit of a whacky idea...  Even though he's beyond 12 NM putting him beyond Thai Territorial waters - placing him in International Waters. 

 

It would seem he has internationally recognized legal rights providing he is not interfering with shipping navigation - which, without electricity / lighting he could be. 

 

That said, how deep is the seabed for him to secure his structure - it may be too shallow for shipping anyway. 

 

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But local maritime authorities argue that the claim that the seastead is built on international waters is untrue. 

 

If the structure is 12 NM (22.2km) from the Nearest Coast line - then it's in International Waters - no debate there and easy to measure. 

 

 

Personally - China's encroachment on the South China Sea & Spratley Island area is a far greater concern for the whole region than 1 guy who's a little nuts building a seastead.

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Dont understand why they say no electricity. There's aleast 600W of solar panels on top of it.

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International Waters blah blah blah -  Yer right - as if that's the only thing that matters...

 

He is located in one of Thailand's Thailand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

 

This gent would not be the first to be burnt assuming that being in international waters he was outside Thailand's field of influence - he isn't.

 

The Thai have flexed their musles before with these kind of issues. It will not end good for him if he does not comply with a Thai gun boats instructions, as in the Mike Hatcher Australia Thai incident.

 

 

 

 

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Puncuation. Readbility.
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