A baseline may be drawn across a bay1, leaving the waters on the landward side of the line as internal waters2 of the coastal state and providing the baseline for the delimitation of the territorial sea3. For this purpose, in respect of bays the coast of which belongs to a single state4, a bay is a well-marked indentation of the land whose penetration into the land is in such proportion to the width of its mouth as to contain landlocked waters and constitute more than a mere curvature of the coast5. An indentation is only
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