[tz] Theory - proposal to delete the reference to population
dpatte at relativedata.com
Fri May 18 19:35:39 UTC 2012
International law says that any nation has the right to enfoce its own
laws within its own territorial waters (12 nautical miles?), which
implies that a nation COULD enforce timezone laws within its territorial
waters. Many nations encourage it, but don't enforce it. For signatories
of the UN Law of the Sea, which is almost everyone except the USA,
nations can ENCOURAGE that that their laws be applied as far as 200
But whether any nations enforce timezone laws within territorial waters
is up to each nation.
But it is certainly common practice to use port time when docked at port.
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