10 Coastal Police Stations Notified by Union Home Ministry [ Current Affairs ]
For creating 10 coastal police stations across India’s coastline in 9 States and 4 UTs the Union Home Ministry has notified official gazette notification. With this polis station it will empower the register and investigate crimes committed within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
- Their establishment will end the uncertainty over territorial authority in the rouse of Italian marine’s case.
- These 10 coastal police stations are:
- Yellow Gate PS (Maharashtra and Daman and Diu)
- Navibandar coastal PS (Gujarat)
- Mangalore coastal security PS (Karnataka)
- Harbour coastal security PS (Goa)
- B5 Harbour PS (Tamil Nadu and Puducherry)
- Fort Kochi coastal PS (Kerala and Lakshadweep)
- Paradeep marine PS (Odisha)
- Gilakaladindi PS in Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
- Central Crimes Station
- Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
- Nayachar coastal PS (West Bengal)
- The postponement of jurisdictional limits will permit local police for effectively deal with cases of terrorism and trafficking and further help guarding 7516-km long coastline of India.
- India has a 7, 517-km coastline and has 12 major ports and 187 minor or midway ports.
- At 12 nautical miles India’s territorial waters get end while the EEZ stretches to 200 nautical miles from the coast.
- Legal Terminology
1. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ):
- It contains the contiguous zone, stretching to 200 nautical miles from the coast.
2. Continental shelf:
- It is the seabed up to 350 nautical miles from the coastal starting point, out there the EEZ were countries also have rights.
- However such areas are not part of their EEZ.
- The legal definition of the mainland shelf does not unswervingly agree to the geological denotation of the term.
- It also comprises the central rise and slope, and the entire seabed within the EEZ.
- Published on: June 20, 2016