Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2021



Construction of references and consequential amendments - territorial seas

20. (1) References (howsoever expressed) to the territorial seas, in relation to the maritime jurisdiction of the State, in any enactment passed or made before the commencement of section 7 , shall be construed as references to the territorial sea, unless the context otherwise requires.

(2) References in any enactment to sea areas and waters within 3 miles, 3 nautical miles, or one league of the coast or shore and cognate expressions shall be construed as references to sea areas and waters lying within the outer limit of the territorial sea.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), each enactment specified in column (2) of Schedule 2 is amended to the extent specified in columns (3) and (4) of that Schedule.