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  • noun

Antonyms for territorial waters

the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction

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The Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone provides that the sovereignty of a nation extends to a belt of sea adjacent to its coast, described as the territorial sea.
The coast guard spotted the four Chinese surveillance vessels on Sunday in the contiguous zone adjacent to Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands, which are administered by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan.
TOKYO - Seven Chinese Navy warships on Tuesday passed the contiguous zone, a band of water just outside Japan's territorial waters, around an Okinawa island amid a dispute over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China, the Japanese Defense Ministry said.
Chinese, Taiwanese ships spotted in contiguous zone near Senkakus
The coast guard said two Chinese fishery patrol vessels were also in the contiguous zone, an area under international law that extends up to 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) outside the Japanese territory, on Thursday.
The four vessels entered the so-called contiguous zone near the Japan-administered islands, claimed by China, at around 8:30 a.
Phoenix TV subsequently reported that the boat entered into the 24-nautical-mile contiguous zone around the Japanese-administered islands shortly after 11 a.
Japan spotted one or more Chinese ships in its territorial waters around the islands or surrounding contiguous zone on 92 days last year, according to the Japan Coast Guard's 11th regional headquarters in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.
According to the coast guard, four maritime surveillance ships operated by China's State Oceanic Administration and one oceanic research ship from the Land and Resources Ministry entered the contiguous zone adjacent to Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands, which are administered by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan.
in the contiguous zone, just outside Japan's territorial waters, about 29 kilometers northwest from Kuba Island, one of the islets of the Japan-administered Senkaku group, which is also claimed by China.
7, left the contiguous zone in the early morning but four other patrol vessels entered the area.
It is the first time this year that a Chinese naval ship was spotted in the contiguous zone, an area under international law that extends up to 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) outside the Japanese territory.
The coast guard confirmed the fisheries patrol boats were sailing in waters at a point lying in Japan's contiguous zone about 33 to 37 kilometers north-northwest of Uotsuri Island, one of the islets, at around 9 p.
Meanwhile, six Chinese vessels were also confirmed sailing in the contiguous zone around the islands at 9 a.
The Chinese boats moved out a contiguous zone at around 10:34 p.