How far from the baseline can a contiguous zone extend?

12 nautical miles beyond the claimed territorial sea limit. (The UK does not recognise claims to contiguous zones exceeding 24 nautical miles from baselines. )

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On a UK ship, how can it be ascertained whether a coastal State claims a contiguous zone?

What is a contiguous zone, and to what extent does a coastal State have jurisdiction over ships in its contiguous zone?