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(1)Section 3 (punishment for damaging cables) of the M1Submarine Telegraph Act 1885 and Article IV and paragraph 1 of Article VII (liability to pay compensation for damage to cables and for loss of gear sacrificed to avoid such damage) of the Convention set out in the Schedule to that Act (which by virtue of section 2 thereof has the force of law) shall apply in relation to all submarine cables under the high seas (and not only to those to which that Convention applies) and to pipe-lines under the high seas; and the said section 3 shall be construed as referring to telephonic as well as telegraphic communication, and, in relation to F1... power cables and to pipe-lines, as if the words from “in such manner” to the end of subsection (1) were omitted.
[F2(1A)It is hereby declared that the reference in subsection (1) of this section to [F3submarine cables and pipe-lines under the high seas includes a reference to submarine cables and pipe-lines under the territorial sea adjacent to the United Kingdom or under waters in an area designated under [F4section 41(3) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (exclusive economic zone).]]]
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