Originally Posted by fareweather
Gord, the location is 26 x 77.45, the NW providence channel not the New. You can easily get more than 12 nm off shore there which is considered international water
You may have meant the NW Prov. Ch; but you said "We were boarded in the New
26 x 77.45 puts you about 20nm off Rock Point, between Great Abaco
Isl. & Great Stirrup Cay.
By your reckoning, Superior Shoal, located more than 30 nm from the nearest (Canadian) shoreline of Lake Superior
, might be considered International Waters.
Neither would any part of the NW Providence Chanel be considered International Waters, no matter how far off the nearest land.
Being totally enclosed within the outer baselines, these features are within their respective territorial waters.
12 nm Territorial Limit & 200 nm Exclusive Economic Zones
The territorial sea of The Bahamas
comprises those areas of the sea having as their inner limits the baselines described in this section and as their outer limits a line established seaward
from those baselines every point of which is at a distance of twelve miles from the nearest point of the appropriate baseline.
Subject to this section, the exclusive economic zone of The Bahamas
comprises those areas of the sea, having as their inner limits the outer limits of the territorial sea of The Bahamas and, as their outer limits, a line drawn seaward
from the baselines every point of which is at a distance of two hundred miles from the nearest point of the appropriate baseline.
I know I'm a nit-picker; but I just can't help trying to get the facts right.