138. Criminal jurisdiction over foreign ships.

The criminal jurisdiction of the coastal state should not be exercised on board a foreign ship passing through the territorial sea1 to arrest any person or to conduct any investigation in connection with a crime committed on board a ship during its passage through the territorial sea unless2:

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    (1)     the consequences of the crime extend to the coastal state;

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    (2)     the crime is of a kind to disturb the peace of the country or the good order of the territorial sea;

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    (3)     the captain or the consul of the country whose flag the ship flies has requested the assistance