Prior to 1975
Flagship Laws Applied
World Wide Notice
Certificate of Title
Oscar B. Ladner
PRIOR TO 1975
No International Laws applied to the Deep Seabeds of the World. It was
Internationally agreed that the Ocean's waterways were 'free passage'
and Flagship Laws applied, but without regard for the Seabed.
Countries owned the property only out to their own continental shelf
or to a maximum of 3 miles, which was later extended to 50 miles and
later to 200 miles where it remains in effect today (with the
exception of two major claims, Bob Schott (ISLE) of California-US and
Deepsea Ventures of Virginia-US.
- U.S. 1975
Bob Schott (ISLE, International SeaLand Enterprises) of the USA, filed
the largest and most controversial land property claim in the History
of the World.
1975 All Major Countries of the
World, including the United States, the United Nations, U.S. Governor Scranton and U.S./U.N. Ambassador Mr. Henry
Kissinger, NOAA and
all of the Major Oil and Deepsea Mining and Exploration companies were
1978 Mr. Oscar B.
Ladner, Attorney at Law, and listed in 'Who's Who' in American Law,
issued an 'Attorney's Certificate of Title to Mr. Schott based on years
of research and legal notifications.
1978 At an International
Conference in Canada Mr. Gerald Emil of the Law Firm of Ladner and Emil,
met with Mr. Henry Kissinger and discussed Mr. Bob Schott's claim. Mr.
Kissinger's reply was one of astonishment and apprehension of others
trying to do the same thing before an International Regime could be
1980 While the U.N. Law of the
Seas Treaties fell apart, the U.S. passed one lone Law Bill, 96-283, a
Bill (Act) to Control the Licensing of all U.S. based Mining companies
wishing to mine the Resources of the Deepsea beds. 10 of the 12 By-Laws
Mr. Schott included for ISLE were blatantly and openly copied and placed
into Act in 96-283. *(This Bill (Act) was 'ex-post-facto' (after)
Schott/ISLE's claim and had no jurisdiction over ISLE's property claim.
1975-1980 Mr. Schott's claim
forced the United Nations 'Third World Law of The Seas' Treaty
negotiations to rush to agree on an International Regime to control the
Hard Mineral Resources of the Deep Sea Beds. This did not happen. The
over 130 countries from around the world could not agree.