Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006

PART 3

Maritime Jurisdiction (Including Exclusive Economic Zone and Exclusive Fishery Limits) of the State

81

Definitions ( Part 3).

81.— In this Part—

“exclusive economic zone” has the meaning given to it by or under section 87 ;

“exclusive fishery limits” has the meaning given to it by section 88 ;

“foreign ship” means a ship which is not an Irish ship (within the meaning of section 9 of the Act of 1955);

“internal waters” has the meaning given to it by section 86 ;

“island” means a naturally formed area of land surrounded by water which is above water at high water;

“low-tide elevation” means a naturally formed area of land which is surrounded by and above water at low water but submerged at high water;

“nautical mile” means the length of one minute of an arc of a meridian of longitude;

“ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation whether on or under the surface of the water, howsoever propelled, and also includes a seaplane while it is in contact with the water;

“territorial seas” has the meaning given to it by section 82 .

Annotations:

Amendments:

F10

Substituted by Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Act 2014 (43/2014), s. 68 and sch. 4, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C23

Prospective affecting provision: definition of ‘foreign ship’ substituted by Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Act 2014 (43/2014), s. 68 and sch. 4, not commenced as of date of revision.

F10 [ foreign ship means a ship which is not an Irish ship (within the meaning of section 33 of the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Act 2014); ]