PMSA’s area of responsibility extends from coastline to seaward and covers all maritime zones of Pakistan. These include:

  • Territorial waters 12 NM
  • Contiguous zone 24 NM
  • Exclusive Economic Zone 200 NM
  • Extended Continental shelf 350 NM

This area is roughly 290,000 Sq Km. In addition to this, PMSA is also responsible for Search and Rescue in a large area assigned by International Maritime Organization (IMO). This area extends up to 840 NM from the coast.

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