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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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1. The provisions of the present Convention shall apply to ships belonging to countries the Governments of which are Contracting Governments, and to ships belonging to territories to which the present Convention is applied under Article 62, as follows :—

Chapter II—(Construction) to passenger ships (mechanically propelled) on international voyages. Chapter III—(Life-saving Appliances) to passenger ships (mechanically propelled) on international voyages. Chapter IV—(Radiotelegraphy) to all ships engaged on international voyages except cargo ships of less than 1,600 tons gross tonnage. Chapter V—(Safety of Navigation) to all ships on all voyages. Chapter VI—(Certificates) to all the ships to which Chapters II, III and IV apply. 2. The classes of ships to which each Chapter applies are more precisely defined, and the extent of the application is shown in each Chapter. 3. In the present Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise—

(a) a ship is regarded as belonging to a country if it is registered at a port of that country;

(b) the expression " Administration" means the Government of the country in which the ship is registered;

(c) an international voyage is a voyage from a country to which the present Convention applies to a port outside such country, or conversely; and for this purpose every colony, overseas territory, protectorate or territory under suzerainty or mandate is regarded as a separate country;

(d) a ship is a passenger ship if it carries more than 12 passengers;

(e) the expression " Regulations " means the Regulations contained in Annex I. 4. The present Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise, does not apply to ships of war. Article 3

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