pick sense from nonsense
fat bai was sensibly willing to discuss a Venezuelan sovereign "corridor" [NOT based on ownership of coastline] thru Guyana's territorial waters in exchange for Venezuela signing off on Guyana ownership of ALL Essequibo
calling their bluff, so to speak . . . since, as shown elsewhere, their real interest is the exploitable resources in Guyana's exclusive Economic Maritime Zone (and the Essequibo) which they would not possess
also, any talk of Venezuela being "locked in" is stupid for all the obvious reasons already acknowledged . . . right of innocent passage, etc
Is the "right of innocent passage" just for commercial traffic or it applies to their military vessels also wanting to go out to the Atlantic?
Territorial Waters extend only up to 12 nautical miles out, and "innocent passage" prohibits certain military activites that threaten or compromise the coastal sovereign state . . . other than that, military vessels can traverse without hassle
that said, i am at a loss to understand how, as a practical matter, Venezuela is constrained in enjoying open access to the Atlantic from the Orinoco delta under the worst of circumstances . . . the relevant Guyana and T&T Exclusive Economic Zones (extending 200 NM out) represent international waters outside the 12 NM Territorial Sea
the Venezuelans are engaging in delusional bullshit
Thank you Prof. redux. Looks like you know what you talking bout here. So we have 12 miles Territorial Waters + 200 NM Exclusive Economic zone for a total of 212 NM?
Venezuela is obviously challenging the 200 NM Economic Zone, from what I understand.
200NM EEZ includes the 12NM territorial sea
since Venezuela claims territorial Essequibo in full . . . to them, all Law of The Sea sovereign and other rights related to Essequibo coastal waters reside with the Bolivarian Republic