Item Type : Feature
Domain : IHO Hydro
AlphaCode : BASELN
FeatureName: Baseline
Alias : BASELN
CamelCase : Baseline
Use Type : Geographic
Definition : The low-water line along the coast as marked on large-scale charts officially recognized by the coastal State. In the case of islands situated on atolls or of islands having fringing reefs, the seaward low-water line of the reef, as shown by the appropriate symbol on charts officially recognized by the coastal State. In localities where the coastline is deeply indented and cut into, or if there is a fringe of islands along the coast in its immediate vicinity, the method of straight baselines joining appropriate points may be employed in drawing the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured. If a river flows directly into the sea, a straight line across the mouth of the river between points on the low-water line of its banks. If the distance between the low-water marks of the natural entrance points of a bay does not exceed 24 nautical miles, a closing line may be drawn between these two low-water marks, and the waters enclosed thereby shall be considered as
Reference : Articles 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 47
Definition Source : United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Similarity to Source : Generalization
Int1 :
S4 :
Recommended Attributes :
Distinguishing Features :
Remarks : Unspecified
Management Details
Proposal Type : Clarification
Submitting Organization : IHO Secretariat
Proposed Change : Add definition source and similarity.
Justification : Standardization of Register content.
Proposed : 2019-04-23
Accepted : 2019-02-22
Amended : 2019-04-24
Successor : -
Predecessor : -