These laws do not protect those whose stated goals are to sail civilians into a hostile war zone for the stated purpose of aiding a terrorist entity and breaking a legal blockade that has been declared by a UN member state. It would be irresponsible to allow passage into a war zone where the safety of the passengers could be at great risk. Try leaving port with a stated destination of North Korea, see what happens.
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