Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby

National Legislation

The Maritime Zones Act 2015 defines the baseline, internal waters, archipelagic waters, territorial sea, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Papua New Guinea.

Territorial Sea Baselines

The Instrument of the “Declaration of the baselines by method of coordinates of base points for purposes of the location of archipelagic baselines (25th July, 2002) states the geographical coordinates of the principal archipelago of PNG and referenced to the WGS 84 geodetic datum. These base p
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Maritime Boundaries of
Papua New Guinea

Legend

Legend

Exclusive Economic Zone

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Treaty Line

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Extended Continental Shelf

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High Seas Limit

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step
Completed
1. Low water line mapped
step
Completed
2. Baseline developed
step
Completed
3. Archipelagic status assessed
step
Completed
4. Maritime Limits Calculated
step
Completed
5. Shared boundaries identified
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Complete steps required by treaty to bring it into force internationally, can include exchange of diplomatic notes

6. Shared Boundary? Refer to Treaty Pathway
step
Completed
7. Harmonize legislation
step
Completed
8. Declare baselines and limits
step
Completed
9. Baselines and limits Deposited
step
Completed
10. Publication

2.1 Treaty in force

2.2 Treaty signed but not yet in force

1. Negotiation of shared boundary
Completed
1. Negotiation of shared boundary
2. Charts & Schedule of coordinates prepared
Completed
2. Charts & Schedule of coordinates prepared
3. Draft treaty approved for signature
Completed
3. Draft treaty approved for signature
4. Maritime boundary treaty signed
Completed
4. Maritime boundary treaty signed
5. Boundary agreement implemented
Completed
5. Boundary agreement implemented
6. Entry into force
In progress
6. Entry into force
7. Treaty document deposited with UNT section
In progress
7. Treaty document deposited with UNT section
8. Treaty charts and schedule of coordinates deposited with UN DOALS
Not started
8. Treaty charts and schedule of coordinates deposited with UN DOALS
9. Publication
Not started
9. Publication

2.3 Treaty not signed

N/A

Ontong Java Plateau - claim 2

1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
Completed
1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
2. Presented to CLCS
Completed
2. Presented to CLCS
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
Completed
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
4. Recommendation by sub-commission
Completed
4. Recommendation by sub-commission
5. Sub-commission elected
Completed
5. Sub-commission elected

Eurapik Rise - claim 2

1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
Completed
1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
2. Presented to CLCS
Not started
2. Presented to CLCS
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
Not started
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
4. Recommendation by sub-commission
Not started
4. Recommendation by sub-commission
5. Sub-commission elected
Not started
5. Sub-commission elected

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