Mount Vema Maritime Claims
The Kingdom of Mount Vema maritime claims includes the following:
Territorial Sea - The sovereignty of the Kingdom of Mount Vema - Vema Seamount extends beyond the whole of the Vema Seamount from the seabed and its internal waters to the adjacent belt of the summit of Vema Seamount, described as the territorial sea for coastal states in the UNCLOS (Part II), and its sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; The Kingdom of Mount Vema - Vema Seamount has also reserved the right, to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles; the normal baseline for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea is the mean low-water line along the coast as marked on large-scale charts officially recognized by the coastal state, however in the case of Vema Seamount, the mean low-water line is the banks of the Vema Seamount summit.
Contiguous Zone – The Kingdom of Mount Vema - Vema Seamount has claimed a 12-nautical mile contiguous zone in addition to its 12-nautical mile territorial sea, in order to better exercise the control necessary to: prevent infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration, and sanitary laws as well as regulations within the territory and territorial sea; to punish infringement of the above laws and regulations committed within its territory and territorial sea, based on its contiguous zone not extending beyond the 24 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the Vema Seamount territorial sea is measured according to the UNCLOS (Article 33), coastal state's territorial sea.
Exclusive Economic zone (EEZ) – The Kingdom of Mount Vema - Vema Seamount also reserves the exclusive right to its 200 nautical miles of the outer limit of the exclusive economic zone from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured, as specified in the UNCLOS (Part V) which defines the EEZ as a zone beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea in which a coastal state has: sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to the seabed and of the seabed and its subsoil, and with regard to other activities for the economic exploitation and exploration of the zone, such as the production of energy from the water, currents, and winds; jurisdiction with regard to the establishment and use of artificial islands, installations, and structures; marine scientific research; the protection and preservation of the marine environment.
COUNTRY CODES IN USE
Mount Vema Country Code: OV / MOV
Mount Vema Numeric Country Code: 507
Currency Code: VSG
Top-Level Domain: .com, and .ov (proposed)
Proposed Telephone Country Code: +294
International Treaties – Ratified by the Kingdom of Mount Vema
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963