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### OAS seaname Detail for Sulu Sea

seanames_id: | 110 |
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Seaname: | Sulu Sea |

Sea code: | 48A |

Definition: | The limits of the Sulu Sea, bounded on the North by Mindoro Island, on the East by Panay, Negros and Mindanao Islands, on the South by the northeastern coast of East Malaysia, and on the West by Palawan Island, are the following: On the North: A line joining Cabuli Point (11 Degrees 25 Minutes N - 119 Degrees 30 Minutes W), the northeastern extremity of Palawan Island, northward to the southern extremity of Cabuli Island (11 Degrees 25 Minutes 45 Seconds N - 119 Degrees 35 Minutes E) and, through this island to its northern extremity (11 Degrees 26 Minutes 45 Seconds N - 119 Degrees 29 Minutes 50 Seconds E); thence a line joining the northern extremity of Cabuli Island northeastward to the northwestern extremity of Busuanga Island (12 Degrees 18 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 119 Degrees 51 Minutes 45 Seconds E) and to Cape Calavite (13 Degrees 26 Minutes 45 Seconds N - 120 Degrees 18 Minutes E), the northwestern extremity of Mindoro Island (the common limit with the South China Sea, see 6.1); thence from Cape Calavite southeastward, along the western coast of Mindoro Island, t Buruncan Point (12 Degrees 12 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 14 Minutes 36 Seconds E), the southern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Buruncan Point southeastward to Tungao Point (12 Degrees 07 Minutes 10 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 21 Minutes 10 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Seminara Island, and to Ticmod Point (11 Degrees 59 Minutes 50 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 33 Minutes 40 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Sibaton Island; and thence from Ticmod Point eastward to Nasog Point (11 Degrees 54 Minutes N - 121 Degrees 53 Minutes E), on the northwestern coast of Panay Island (the common limit with the Philippine Sea, see 7.1). On the East: From Nasog Point southward and northeastward, along the western and southern coasts of Panay island, to Tagbac Point (11 Degrees 09 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 123 Degrees 06 Minutes 10 Seconds E), on the southeastern coast of this island; thence a line joining Tagbec Point southeastward, through Tagubanhan Island (11 Degrees 08 Minutes N - 123 Degrees 07 Minutes 30 Seconds E), to Ilacaon Point (11 Degrees 00 Minutes 10 Seconds N - 123 Degrees 11 Minutes 35 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Negros Island; thence from Ilacaon Point southward, along the western coast of Negros Island, to Siaton Point (9 Degrees 02 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 123 Degrees 01 Minutes E), the southern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Siaton Point southeastward to Tagolo Point (8 Degrees 43 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 123 Degrees 22 Minutes 40 Seconds E), the northwestern extremity of Mindanao Island (the common limit with the Philippine Sea, see 7.1); thence from Tagolo Point southwestward, along the western coast of Mindanao Island, to Mariqui Point (6 Degrees 53 Minutes 20 Seconds N - 122 Degrees 06 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the southwestern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Mariqui Point southward to Batupare Point (6 Degrees 45 Minutes N - 122 Degrees 04 Minutes 20 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Basilian Island (the common limit with the Mindanao Sea, see 6.26); and thence from Batupare Point southward, along the western coast of Basilan Island, to Mangal Point (6 Degrees 24 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 57 Minutes 25 Seconds E), the southern extremity of this island. On the South: A line joining Mangal Point southwestward, through Bitinan Island (6 Degrees 04 Minutes N - 121 Degrees 27 Minutes E) and Capual Island (6 Degrees 02 Minutes N - 121 Degrees 24 Minutes E), to the northeastern coast of Jolo Island (6 Degrees 00 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 23 Minutes 30 Seconds E); thence from the northeastern coast of Jolo Island southwestward, through this island, to Putic Point (5 Degrees 52 Minutes 50 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 04 Minutes 30 Seconds E), on its southern coast; thence a line joining Putic Point southwestward, through Tapul Island (5 Degrees 44 Minutes N - 120 Degrees 54 Minutes E), Lugus Island (5 Degrees 41 Minutes N - 120 Degrees 50 Minutes E) and Cacatan Island (5 Degrees 30 Minutes N - 120 Degrees 27 Minutes E), to Tongehatan Point 5 Degrees 21 Minutes N - 120 Degrees 10 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Tawitawi Island; thence from Tongehatan Point southwestward, along the northern coast of Tawitawi Island and the western coasts of Sanga Sanga Island and Bongao Island, to Tampat Point (5 Degrees 00 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 119 Degrees 44 Minutes 40 Seconds E) the southern extremity of Bongao Island; thence a line joining Tampat Point southwestward to the northern extremity of Sibutu Island (4 Degrees 54 Minutes 50 Seconds N - 119 Degrees 27 Minutes 10 Seconds E) (the common limit with the Mindanao Sea, see 6.26); thence a line joining the northern extremity of Sibutu Island northwestward to Cape Labian (5 Degrees 08 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 119 Degrees 12 Minutes 45 Seconds E), on the eastern coast of East Malaysia (the common limit with the Sulawesi Sea, see 6.25); and thence from Cape Labian northwestward, along the coast of East Malaysia, to Cape Sempang Mangayan (7 Degrees 02 Minutes N - 116 Degrees 44 Minutes 45 Seconds E), the northern extremity of East Malaysia. On the West : A line joining Cape Sempang Mangayan northeastward, through the western side of the western shoals of Balabac Island (7 Degrees 55 Minutes N - 116 Degrees 49 Minutes E) and of the Secam Island Reefs (8 Degrees 11 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 116 Degrees 59 Minutes E), to the northwestern extremity of Bancalan Island (8 Degrees 14 Minutes 50 Seconds N - 117 Degrees 04 Minutes 50 Seconds E), and to Cape Buliluyan (8 Degrees 20 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 117 Degrees 10 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the southwestern extremity of Palawan Island; and thence from Cape Buliluyan northeastward, along the eastern coast of Palawan Island to Cabuli Point (11 Degrees 25 Minutes N - 119 Degrees 30 Minutes W), the northeastern extremity of this island (the common limit with the South China Sea, see 6.1). |

Citation: | Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p. |

Deprecated: | false |

Metadata version: | 0 |

Keydate: | 2000-09-13 04:00:00+00 |

Editdate: | 2000-10-24 04:00:00+00 |