Act On Norway's Territorial Sea And Contiguous Zone [Territorial Law]

Original Language Title: Lov om Norges territorialfarvann og tilstøtende sone [territorialfarvannsloven]

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Act on Norway's territorial sea and contiguous zone [territorial law].


Date LOV-2003-06-27-57


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Edited



Published in 2003 Booklet 10


Effective 01.01.2004, 01.04.2005

Changes
LOV-1812-02-25

Promulgated


Short Title
territorial law - terfl.

Ref. former res. dated 22 February 1812, reproduced in Cancelli-Promemoria of 25 February 1812. Cf.. Laws 17 June 1966 no. 19, June 10, 1966 no. 5, 17 Dec 1976. 91, June 21, 1963 no. 12, November 29 1996 no. 72.

§ 1. territorial and baselines Norwegian territorial waters consists of the territorial sea and the internal waters.
The baselines form the outer limit of the internal waters and the basis for calculation of the territorial waters and jurisdiction areas outside in accordance with international law.
King establishes baselines regulations. Is baseline not stipulated in the regulations, follows the low-water line along the coast.

§ 2. territorial waters territorial waters include waters from the baselines out to 12 nautical mil from these. Territorial perimeter is a line drawn such that each point on the line is at a distance of 12 nautical mil (22,224 meters) from the nearest point on the baseline. Territorial border with another state on the existing agreements with the state.
Foreign vessels have the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea and the stoppage or anchorage in the territorial waters when necessary due to force majeure or distress or for rendering assistance to persons, ships or aircraft in danger or distress. Innocent passage means navigation through the territorial sea, either in transit or en route to or from Norwegian internal waters.
The King may issue further regulations on foreign vessels' calls to and navigation in the territorial sea.

§ 3. Internal waters The internal waters are all waters situated within the baselines.
King may establish rules on foreign vessels' access to Norwegian internal waters.

§ 4. Contiguous zone is created adjacent zone outside the territorial waters. King determines the date of establishment of the contiguous zone and the waters to which it shall apply.
In the contiguous zone can are controlled legislation on customs, fiscal, immigration and health. The contiguous zone abut the territorial sea and has a perimeter which is located at a distance of 24 nautical mil (44,448 meters) from the nearest point on the baseline.
The contiguous zone equated with territorial as regards legislation on the removal of objects of archaeological and historical nature.
The adjacent zone demarcation in relation to a foreign state jurisdiction follows from agreements with foreign states. In the absence of agreement, is delimited by the median line in relation to other states.
The King may issue further regulations on the establishment of the contiguous zone and the exercise of supervisory authority in this.
The establishment of the contiguous zone does not entail any change in the rules of the economic zone or continental shelf.

§ 5. The territorial scope The Act also applies to Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Bouvet Island, Peter Ice Island and Queen Maud Land.

§ 6. Announcing the King announces the boundaries of the territorial sea and the contiguous zone in accordance with international law.

§ 7. Entry into force This law comes into force from the time King bestemmer.1 King may decide later effective for Bouvet Island, Peter Ice Island and Queen Maud Land.

§ 8 Changes to other legislation - - -