The Principality of Sealand is a micronation located on HM Fort Roughs,
a former Maunsell Sea Fort located in the North Sea 10 km (six miles)
off the coast of Suffolk, England. Since 1967, the installation has
been occupied by associates and family of Paddy Roy Bates, a former
radio broadcaster and former British Army Major, who claims that it is a
sovereign and independent state.