Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 1959

Internal waters.

5.—The internal or inland waters of the State shall extend to all sea areas which lie on the landward side of the baseline of the territorial seas and all such sea areas shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the State to the same extent in all respects as its ports and harbours, bays, lakes and rivers, subject to any right of innocent passage for foreign ships in those sea areas which previously had been considered as part of the territorial seas or of the high seas.