Seychelles granted new territorial waters, opening possibility of oil exploration

A U.N. body’s ruling has extended Seychelles’ territorial waters by nearly 15,000 square kilometres, meaning the island nation has even wider waters in which it can explore for oil, Vice President Vincent Meriton said.

The new territory is 14,840 square kilometres, about 92 times the size of Mahe, the main island. It consists of seabed and subsoil that can be explored.

Source: Seychelles News Agency