it's that simple. Commit a tort on the open seas, or be the victim of one. Breach a contract that falls under maritime law. That's how to do it.
That's what admiralty or maritime law is for. That's when it applies.
I've litigated for 20 years and I've never been under admiralty jurisdiction once.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein
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