140. Passage of warships.

140.     Passage of warships.

The United Kingdom considers that the right of innocent passage extends to warships, and that their entry into the territorial sea cannot be made subject to the prior notification or the authorisation of the coastal state1. If a warship2 does not comply with the regulations of the coastal state concerning passage through the territorial sea3 and disregards any request for compliance made to it, the coastal state may require the warship to leave its territorial sea immediately4.