Ko Losin (Thai: เกาะโลซิน, Thai pronunciation: [kɔ̀ʔ loːsin]) is a small rocky islet in the southern area of the Gulf of Siam. It is under the Panare District[1][2] (administrative area) of the Pattani Province of Thailand.

Owing to the islet's relative remoteness, the area around Ko Losin is a good diving spot, where sharks and mantas thrive undisturbed.[3]

Territorial dispute

Though barren and uninhabited, Ko Losin, along with the islet of Ko Kra (8°23′49″N 100°44′13″E / 8.39694°N 100.73694°E / 8.39694; 100.73694 (Ko Kra)), constitutes a disputed territory.[4] The dispute over the continental shelf boundary between Malaysia and Thailand arises from the different baselines which the two countries adopt in calculating the equidistant line for boundary. Thailand's proclaimed baseline runs from the terminus at Kuala Tabar (the eastern terminus of the Malaysia-Thailand land border as defined by the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909) northwards to Ko Losin islet and then northwestwards to Ko Kra. Malaysia however does not regard Ko Losin as a valid baseline point and calculates the equidistant line on a baseline running along the shore.[5]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Pattani Province" (in Thai). Department of Marine and Coastal Resource. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pattani Province" (in Thai). Inland Biodiversity. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ Diving information
  4. ^ Undelimited Maritime Boundaries of the Asian Rim
  5. ^ Nguyen, Hong Thao (1999). "Joint development in the Gulf of Thailand" (PDF). IBRU Boundary and Security Bulletin Autumn 1999. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 

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