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OAS seaname Detail for Caribbean Sea

seanames_id:50
Seaname:Caribbean Sea
Sea code:27
Definition:The limits of the Caribbean Sea, situated between the northern coast of South America, the eastern coast of Central America and the islands of the West Indies, are the following: On the North: A line joining Cape Catoche Light (21 Degrees 36 Minutes N - 87 Degrees 04 Minutes 30 Seconds W), on the northeastern coast of Yucatan in Mexico, eastward to Cape San Antonio Light (21 Degrees 52 Minutes N - 84 Degrees 57 Minutes W), the western extremity of Cuba (the common limit with the Gulf of Mexico, see 1.12); thence from Cape San Antonio Light eastward, through Cuba, to Caleta Point (20 Degrees 04 Minutes N - 74 Degrees 17 Minutes 45 Seconds W), on the southeastern coast of this island; thence a line joining Caleta Point southeastward to Pearl Point (19 Degrees 39 Minutes 15 Seconds N - 73 Degrees 25 Minutes 15 Seconds W), on the northwestern coast of Haiti; thence from Pearl Point eastward, through Haiti and Dominican Republic, to Cape Engaņo (18 Degrees 36 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 68 Degrees 19 Minutes 30 Seconds W), the eastern extremity of the Dominican Republic; thence a line joining Cape Engaņo eastward to Borinquen Point (18 Degrees 28 Minutes 45 Seconds N - 67 Degrees 10 Minutes W), on the northwestern coast of Puerto Rico; and thence from Borinquen Point eastward, through this island, to Chiquita Point (18 Degrees 22 Minutes 55 Seconds N - 65 Degrees 38 Minutes 40 Seconds W), on the northeastern coast thereof. On the East: A line joining Chiquita Point, on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico, northward, along the meridian of 65 Degrees 38 Minutes 40 Seconds W, to the 200 metre contour line (approximately 18 Degrees 30 Minutes N - 65 Degrees 38 Minutes 40 Seconds W); thence from this approximate position eastward and southward to Galera Point (10 Degrees 50 Minutes 10 Seconds N - 60 Degrees 54 Minutes 30 Seconds W), the northeastern extremity of Trinidad Island - in such a way that all islands, shoals and narrow waters between Puerto Rico and Trinidad Island are included in the Caribbean Sea; thence from Galera Point southward, through Trinidad Island, to Galeota Point (10 Degrees 08 Minutes 15 Seconds N - 60 Degrees 59 Minutes 30 Seconds W), the southeastern extremity of this island; and thence a line joining Galeota Point southward to Baja Point (9 Degrees 31 Minutes N - 60 Degrees 58 Minutes W), on the eastern coast of Venezuela. On the South and the West: From Baja Point, in Venezuela, westward and northward, along the northern coast of South America and the eastern coast of Central America, to Cape Catoche Light (21 Degrees 36 Minutes N - 87 Degrees 04530 Seconds W), on the northeastern coast of Yucatan, in Mexico.
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