Notification No. 1

RESTRICTIONS ON NAVIGATION AND FISHING
IN AND AROUND MANILA BAY AND
SUBIC BAY

May 10, 1942

The following restrictions on navigation as well as fishing and seaweed industries will be put into effect on May 10, 1942, and continue to be in force for the time being from military necessities:

1. Areas where restrictions will be enforced:

(a) Waters at the entrance of Manila Bay within the radius of ten nautical miles from the lighthouse at Corregidor.

(b) Waters at the entrance of Subic Bay within the radius of ten nautical miles from Grande Island.

2. Particulars of restrictions:

(a) Passage and navigation of all vessels in the aforementioned waters other than the designated courses for navigation will be prohibited. This prohibition will not, however, be applied to the sailing boats and fishing craft specially licensed by the Navy or to the vessels on special duty, owned or chartered by the Imperial Japanese Forces.

(b) Passage and navigation of vessels belonging to the third-party nationals, sailing boats and fishing craft, will be prohibited in the designated courses for navigation. This prohibition will not, however, be applied to the vessels especially licensed by the Navy.

(c) Passage and navigation of all vessels, whether of Japanese nationality or owned by any department of the Executive Commission of the Philippines, will be prohibited in the aforementioned waters from sunset to sunrise.

(d) All vessels desiring to navigate within the designated courses for navigation will give a previous notice with ample time to the Naval Commander in Manila District and receive necessary instructions therefrom. Particulars relating thereto will be provided for by the said Commander.

(e) Fishing and seaweed industries will be prohibited in the restricted waters. This prohibition will not, however, be applied to those who have obtained special licenses from the Navy.

3. Those who violate the above restrictions may sustain unexpected damages or may be fired upon.

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE IMPERIAL
JAPANESE NAVY

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library