Maritime Claims Reference Manual
The Maritime Claims Reference Manual (MCRM) is issued by the DoD Representative for Ocean Policy Affairs (REPOPA) under the authority of DoD Instruction S-2005.01, Freedom of Navigation (FON) Program (U), October 20, 2014. It provides a general reference concerning the maritime claims of all coastal nations. Its principal purpose is to facilitate the DoD Freedom of Navigation Program. Consequently, in selecting data for inclusion, primary emphasis has been placed on information concerning claims directly affecting navigation and overflight. Limited information has been included concerning other claims (e.g., Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), continental shelf claims, and environmental regulations). DoD 2005.1-M, “Maritime Claims Reference Manual,” June 23, 2005, is hereby canceled.Download the Foreword in its entirety
As part of the duties as the DoD Representative for Oceans Policy Affairs to, among other things, compile, catalog and disseminate current information on foreign maritime claims, a comprehensive review of these claims was recently undertaken. This was done to ensure the most timely and up-to-date information is available that may affect military operations. Individual country entries are marked by year (2014) to reflect the entry’s currency.
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