Papua New Guinea Territorial Sea Zone (12 Nautical Miles)

Date created: 24 May 2019
This date indicates the date the dataset metadata was created on Pacific Data Hub.

The National Seas Act 1977 states that the territorial sea of PNG comprises all the waters, being waters forming part of the offshore seas, contained between the baselines and the outer-limit lines except for any such waters proclaimed under this section by the Head of State, acting on advice, not to form part of the territorial sea.

The location of a baseline or a part of a baseline may be determined by the Head of State, acting on advice, by notice published in the National Gazette; and an outer-limit line is the line every point of which is a limit point. "Limit point" means a point which is 12 miles seaward from the nearest point on a baseline.

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Version 2
Version Notes November 2021
  • English
Conforms To
  • UN DOALOS Submissin 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
Publisher Type Intergovernmental Organisation
Contact Point SPC Maritime Boundaries
Contact Name Malakai Vakautawale
Contact Email [email protected]
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Geoscience
Member countries Papua New Guinea