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Contrasts: Territorial Seas, Archipelagic Waters



  Aug 24, 2023

Law of the Sea:differences between territorial seas, archipelagic waters, and the high seas:


Aspect Territorial Seas Archipelagic Waters High Seas
Extent Up to 12 nautical miles from baseline Enclosed by the outermost points of islands Beyond territorial seas, archipelagic waters, and other national jurisdictions
Sovereignty Full sovereignty of coastal state Sovereignty with rights similar to territorial seas No sovereignty, international waters
Passage Rights Innocent passage allowed for ships of all states Archipelagic sea lanes passage allowed for certain ships Freedom of navigation and resource-related activities
Resource Exploration Coastal state has control over resources Archipelagic state has rights over resources Freedom for all states to explore resources responsibly
Environmental Control Coastal state's laws and regulations apply Archipelagic state's laws and regulations apply Limited international regulations for environmental protection
Jurisdiction Coastal state exercises control over waters, airspace, and seabed Certain rights with archipelagic state's laws and regulations No coastal state jurisdiction, subject to international law
 
This table provides a concise overview of the key differences among these maritime zones, helping to clarify their distinct characteristics and roles in international maritime law.


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