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Statutes and regulations apply within the territoy of New Zealand which is "New Zealand or similar words referring to New Zealand, when used as a territorial description, mean the islands and territories within the Realm of New Zealand; but do not include the self-governing State of the Cook Islands, the self-governing State of Niue, Tokelau, or the Ross Dependency"
it is then necessary to consider this act-Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1977
This establishes the exclusive ecomoic zone under the act in section 9 "
(1)The exclusive economic zone of New Zealand comprises those areas of the sea, seabed, and subsoil that are beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea of New Zealand, having as their outer limits a line measured seaward from the baseline described in sections 5 and 6 and 6A, every point of which line is distant 200 nautical miles from the nearest point of the baseline."
(1)Any offence against this Act, or against any regulations made under this Act, that is committed within the exclusive economic zone shall be deemed to have been committed in New Zealand.
But this is different from the territory definition.
what are the territory limits of New Zealand
Has this been updated by any other act and can I print out your answers?
the vessel in question has a panama flag
Sorry I posted an answer which disappeared. If the vessel is under a Panamanian flag then it is not subject to New Zealand law, except for certain specific maritime rules. The territorial limit is 12 nautical miles defined as per section 3 of the Act-
The territorial sea of New Zealand comprises those areas of the sea having, as their inner limits, the baseline described in sections 5 and 6 and 6A and, as their outer limits, a line measured seaward from that baseline, every point of which line is distant 12 nautical miles from the nearest point of the baseline.
The Maritime Transport Act and the Admiralty Act do affect this, but the regulations would not apply
If you were a electrician without a NZ electrical practicing licence working on a platform outside the 12 mile territorial limit on a flagged Panama vessel ,working as a electrician ,would you being breaking any NZ laws ? O
I am told the contirnetal act 1964 may apply as the vessel in question is lifting oil,is that correct and does nz law apply ,outside the 12 mile limit . my spelling not to good
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if the vessel is called a platform does it matter as it still has the panama flag
continental shelf act 1964 7 application of criminal and civil law ,does this apply to a flagged vessel outside the 12 mile limit . I read that 7 applies to all new zealand laws ,very confusing .
if the platform carries a panama flag .,is it under NZ law
If the platform is moored by anchors to the continental shelf ,drawing oil from the Continental shelf and under Panama flag ,is it under NZ law .
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