Cook Islands Territorial Sea Zone (12 Nautical Miles)

Date created: 30 April 2019
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The Cook Islands Territorial Sea Zone was measured from the following; (i) the low water line of the seaward side of the normal baseline (coast) or the low-water line of the seaward side of the reef fringing the coast. MarZone delimitation software was used to generate territorial sea limit using the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84) reference datum. Reference to Cook Islands Territorial Sea Zone on UNDOALOS https://www.un.org/Depts/los/LEGISLATIONANDTREATIES/PDFFILES/00MaritimeZonesBaseTSRegs2020.pdf

Territorial sea, as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most 12 nautical miles (22.2 km; 13.8 mi) from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of Cook Islands. The territorial sea is regarded as the sovereign territory of Cook Islands, although foreign ships (military and civilian) are allowed innocent passage through it, or transit passage for straits; this sovereignty also extends to the airspace over and seabed below.

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Additional Info

Issued 2014-02-01
Conforms To
  • UN DOALOS Submission Standards
DCAT Type dataset
Spatial Coverage
Publisher Geoscience and Energy and Maritime Division
Publisher Name The Pacific Community (SPC)
Publisher Email [email protected]
Publisher Homepage www.spc.int
Publisher Type Intergovernmental Organisation
Contact Point SPC Maritime Boundaries
Contact Name Malakai Vakautawale
Contact Email [email protected] or [email protected]
Topic
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries
  • Geoscience
Member countries Cook Islands