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A Comprehensive Review of the Pnp-Maritime Group's Jurisdiction

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MARITIME GROUP JURISDICTION/AOR
Maritime Jurisdiction – The PNP Maritime Group shall perform Maritime Law Enforcement and Internal Security Operations over Philippine territorial1, archipelagic2 and internal3 waters, rivers, ports4 of entry and exits.
1Territorial waters or a territorial sea as defined by the 1982 UNCLOS, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most 12 nautical miles (22.2 km; 13.8 mi) from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state.
2archipelagic waters are the waters enclosed by the archipelagic baselines as drawn in accordance with section 6; "conservation and management" includes all methods and measures which are: (a) Required to rebuild, restore or maintain, or which are useful in rebuilding, restoring or maintaining any (UNCLOS 1982).
3 internal waters according to the UNCLOS, includes the nation’s waters on the landward side of the baseline of a nation's territorial waters, except in archipelagic states. It includes waterways such as rivers and canals, and sometimes the water within small bays
4On major ports operated by the Philippine Ports Authority, MG should coordinate prior to the conduct of law enforcement activities therein.
5Coastal Area/Zone - is a band of dry land and adjacent ocean space (water and submerged land) in which terrestrial processes and uses directly affect oceanic processes and uses, and vice versa; its geographic extent may include areas within the landmark limit of one (1) kilometer from the shoreline at high tide to include mangrove swamps, brackish water ponds, nipa swamps, estuarine rivers, sandy beaches and other areas within a seaward limit of 200 meters isobath to include coral reefs, algal flats, seagrass beds and other soft-bottom areas. (DA A.O. no.3 IRR Pursuant to republic act no. 8550)

Coastal area is defined as “the band of dry land and adjacent ocean space (water and submerged land) in which terrestrial processes and land uses directly affect oceanic processes and uses, and vice versa” by Ketchum (1972). (Integrated coastal zone management: case study izmit gulf integrated plan a thesis submitted to the graduate school of natural and applied sciences of Middle East technical university by Beril Pehlivankucuk)
MG Mission
To perform all police functions and ensure public safety and internal security over Philippine territorial waters and rivers including ports of entry and exit; and sustain the protection of the maritime environment.
Definition of isobath
1. an imaginary line or a line on a map or chart that connects all points having the same depth below a water surface (as of an ocean, sea, or lake)
2. a line similar to an isobath indicating depth below the earth's surface of an aquifer or other geological horizon

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