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San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea, 12 June 1994
HIGH SEAS AND SEA-BED BEYOND NATIONAL JURISDICTION
SECTION IV : HIGH SEAS AND SEA-BED BEYOND NATIONAL JURISDICTION
36. Hostile actions on the high seas shall be conducted with due regard for the exercise by neutral States of rights of exploration and exploitation of the natural resources of the sea-bed, and ocean floor, and the subsoil thereof, beyond national jurisdiction.
37. Belligerents shall take care to avoid damage to cables and pipelines laid on the sea-bed which do not exclusively serve the belligerents.