What is COASTWISE?

Vessels “plying coastwise” are those which are engaged in the domestic trade, or plying between port and port in the United States, as contradistinguished from those engaged in the foreicn trade, or plying between a port of the United States and a port of a foreign country. San Francisco v. California Steam Nav. Co., 10 Cal. 504.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of COASTWISE helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary