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This Act makes provision in respect of the internal waters, territorial sea and contiguous zone and the exclusive economic zone of Maldives. Section 2 defines "internal waters. Section 3 introduces the notion of "archipelagic waters". This is an area within baselines as specified in the Schedule excluding the internal waters. These baselines also act as points of measurements for the territorial sea and the EEZ of the Maldives. Remaining sections deal with overlap of the EEZ with the one of anot
This Act also repeals also the Law relating to navigation and passage of foreign ships in maritime zones of the Maldives No. 32/76.
Maritime Zones of Maldives Act (No. 6/96).
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