contiguous zone


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contiguous zone

1. A maritime zone adjacent to the territorial sea that may not extend beyond 24 nautical miles (nms) from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured. Within the contiguous zone the coastal state may exercise the control necessary to prevent and punish infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration, or sanitary laws and regulations within its territory or territorial sea. In all other respects the contiguous zone is an area subject to high seas freedom of navigation, overflight, and related freedoms, such as the conduct of military exercises.
2. The zone of the ocean extending 3-12 nms from the US coastline.
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In relation to the issue of exploration and exploitation of natural resources of the Republic of Cyprus, the convergence reached during the negotiations between President Christofias and Mr Talat, which provides that decisions with regard to the maritime areas (territorial sea, contiguous zone, continental shelf, and exclusive economic zone) as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982, will constitute a federal competence in reunited Cyprus, remains valid.
Article 121, Regime of Islands, expressly provides in Paragraph 2 that "the territorial sea, contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf of an island are determined in accordance with the provisions of the Convention applicable to other land territory".
The inclusion runs afoul of the Unclos itself, which stipulates that a littoral state exercises rights of sovereignty over the territorial sea, limited rights of sovereignty over the contiguous zone, and sovereign rights only over the EEZ.
TOKYO, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on Monday expressed grave concern over recent entry of a Chinese nuclear submarine into Japan's contiguous zone near disputed islands in the East China Sea.
The blockade would be broken up into what we call "at-sea zones": Likely a green zone more than 500 miles (805km) from the Korean Peninsula; a yellow zone from 200 nautical miles (370km) off the North Korean coast out to 500 nautical miles; and a red zone consisting of the sovereign waters of North Korea - a 12-nautical-mile territorial area, a 24-nautical-mile contiguous zone, and then a 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone.
The two ships were among 13 Chinese coastguard ships in a contiguous zone off the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands.
A Japanese Navy destroyer detected the Chinese ship as it entered the contiguous zone -- an area stretching 24 nautical miles out from the edge of territorial waters -- around the Senkaku, also known as Diaoyu, islands, at 12.
UNCLOS defines the limits of the territorial sea, the contiguous zone, and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of a coastal or archipelagic state.
Under UNCLOS-82 each is authorized to maintain a 12 nautical miles territorial zone, an adjacent contiguous zone up to 24 nautical miles and an exclusive economic zone extending to 200 nautical miles from baseline.
That would create a vast, contiguous zone of Kurdish control, which Turkey fears will stir up separatist sentiment among its own Kurdish minority.
As per international protocol, the Indian Navy or the Coast Guard can exert limited control for preventing or punishing "infringement of its customs, fiscal and immigration laws and regulations, or can take punitive action against a loitering ship only in the contiguous zone which extends from the outer edge of the territorial sea to up to 24 nautical miles or 44.
108) Today, these regions include internal waters, territorial seas, the contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone, archipelagic waters, and the high seas.