TERRITORIAL SEA AND CONTIGUOUS ZONE NEAR TURKMENBASHI
A small section of the Territorial Sea and Continuous Zone limits in the Caspian Sea are shown here in red. They were determined from a set of waterlines many times denser than what is included in this map. In fact, 32 times denser. So, if all were shown, it would be impossible to resolve any on the typical screen at the ordinary resolution.
This map is intended to convey the understanding that complex limits and awkward pockets, the reasons behind the adoption of the principle of Straight Baselines by the international community and by the United Nations Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), are not valid now: although the shorelines shown are indented to an extreme degree, the sea limits in red do not exhibit untoward shapes nor awkward holes.
The same we can say about the grounds of Boggs' method and, by extension, of all Boggs'-based procedures in use today. For more on the principle of Straight Baselines and Boggs' Method, please see the NEXT page