But Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said seeking clearance before making an innocent passage in one's territorial waters
is not needed under UNCLOS.
Describing the incident as common in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman due to lack of signs of the shared borders, the statement said, "17 fishing vessels from the neighboring countries entered Iran's territorial waters
from March 20 to June 5, but they were submitted to their respective countries as a gesture of good-will, as shooting at fishing boats is against the humanitarian and Islamic norms."
"The Sri Lankan Navy is only acting upon powers vested on it like any other Navy in the world, to protect the resources in the territorial waters
for the benefit of the country," the spokesman said.
The Iranian authorities earlier stopped several Emirati boats on alleged charges of breaching Iranian territorial waters
. Detainees usually remain in custody for up to 60 days, before being fined between Dh25,000 and Dh150,000.
"But, he was able to contact me again on November 9 when he told me that he and his friends had been arrested by the Iranian Coast Guards though they were in the UAE territorial waters
They also demanded the speedy implementation of the directives of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi regarding the abolition of fishing agreements in the territorial waters
of Yemen, which have been concluded in a manner contrary to the law, as well as giving priority to addressing all fishermen issues.
Ali Al-Nahari, head fisherman in Hodeida, said there are a lot of obstacles faced by Yemeni fisherman, especially when foreign boats enter Yemeni territorial waters
In the absence of diplomatic relations, Tokyo had earlier urged Taipei through other channels not to allow Taiwanese vessels to enter Japanese territorial waters
near the islands, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said in Tokyo.
Lebanon fears that Israel could extract gas and oil reserves that are located in its territorial waters
In June Berri said a Norwegian company has estimated that around 220 trillion of cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas and up to 308 million barrels of oil are present in Lebanese territorial waters
. (See MER 10/6/2010).
Summary: Rabat - In the last few weeks, Algerian trawlers entered individually Moroccan territorial waters
in the north-east of the kingdom before retreating, said on Sunday the Interior Ministry in a statement.
military in its decision to set a narrow limit for its territorial waters
along five key straits although the maximum allowable limit is much wider.