Johnston Atoll is a 1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2) atoll in the North Pacific Ocean about 750 nmi (860 mi; 1,390 km) west of Hawaii. The atoll, which is located on the coral reef platform, comprises four islands. Johnston and Sand islands are both enlarged natural features, while North (Akau) and East (Hikina) are two artificial islands formed by coral dredging. Johnston Atoll is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands.
For nearly 70 years, the atoll was under the control of the American military. In that time it was used as an airbase, a naval refuelling depot and a weapons testing area. In the mid 1980s, the atoll became a facility for Chemical weapons disposal. In 2004 the military base was closed; island control was handed over to civilian authorities.
(They basicly appear to have built an island out of the coralreefs there.)
There are “sunken islands” where ships are warned not to go. In theory one could build an island there. I think most might be protected due to coral reefs and the like. I know the UAE builds islands but much closer to shore and they are rich.
How does that achieve the goal of seasteading if in a lake and not international water? Dosn’t that defeat the point? I can dig a moat around my house and fill it with water from my hose, but that wouldn’t make much sense either.
Has anyone actually done this in actual international water?