territorial sea


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territorial sea

A belt of ocean space adjacent to and measured from the coastal state's baseline to a maximum width of 12 nm. Throughout the vertical and horizontal planes of the territorial sea, the coastal state exercises sovereign jurisdiction, subject to the right of innocent passage of vessels on the surface and the right of transit passage in, under, and over international straits. Territorial sea areas that are a continuation of sea lanes through archipelagoes are subject to archipelagic sealane passage, with the same transit rights as those that apply to international straits.
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However, it will be seen in the next section that the Federal Court's decision in Akiba (170) provides further support for the proposition that the legal nature of the Crown's title upon acquisition of sovereign rights beyond the territorial sea is analogous to the Crown's radical title to land: it confers only legislative power and jurisdiction, not property rights.
Japan decided in the 1970s to set narrow territorial sea limits on its five key straits to enable the passage of U.S.
The vessels will traverse the archipelagic territorial sea and its exclusive economic zone.
IN your informative article on wind farms offshore (The Journal, June 5), you have a graphic representing the United Kingdom with territorial sea limit.
This included responsibility for territorial sea claims and for negotiating our own maritime boundaries.
For a distance of 12 miles from the coast, usually from the low-water mark, lies the territorial sea of a state.
Additionally, the convention applies to offenses committed on the ship that is navigating or is scheduled to navigate into, through or from the waters beyond the outer limit of the territorial sea of a coastal state.
The Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs said on Friday (17 January) that the government would propose the extension of Norway's territorial sea from four to 12 nautical miles and the establishment a contiguous control zone which extended a further 12 nautical miles.
162, or the still undemarcated territorial sea area between the two countries, "Iraq wanted to prove and document its stance that this area is not demarcated," he noted.
But Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has said a coastal state cannot impose such requirement on foreign merchant vessels and warships exercising innocent passage through territorial sea or archipelagic waters.
While any foreign vessel may be allowed to cross a coastal state's territorial sea under Unclos without the need to notify the state if they are conducting innocent passage, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana does not consider the passage of the Chinese ships as such because they did it several times.
The United States considers the activities of Turkish drillship Yavuz off the north-eastern coast of Cyprus as unlawful, and urges the Turkish authorities to cease them immediately and remove the drillship from the Republic of Cyprus' territorial sea, a US State Department spokesperson said.