Niue Territorial Sea Zone (12 Nautical Miles)

Date created: 16 May 2019
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Niue's Territorial Sea Zone was generated from the Territorial Sea Baseline as per section 12 of the Maritime Zone Act 2013. Maritime delimitation software used was the MarZone software. Reference datum was the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84).

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 a coastal state. The territorial sea is regarded as the sovereign territory of the state, 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 2013-09-10
Language
  • English
Conforms To
  • UN DOALOS Submission Standards
Documentation
  • https://www.un.org/Depts/los/LEGISLATIONANDTREATIES/PDFFILES/niu_territorial_sea_outer_limits_notice_2013.pdf
Provenance Niue's Maritime Zone Act 2013
DCAT Type dataset
Source
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/Filimoni Yaya
Contact Email [email protected]/[email protected]
Topic
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries
  • Geoscience
Member countries Niue