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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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Capacity Limits

No boat shall be marked for a greater number of persons than that obtained in the manner specified in these Regulations. This number shall be reduced—

(1) when it is greater than the number of persons for which there is proper seating accommodation; the latter number shall be determined in such a way that the persons when seated do not interfere in any way with the use of the oars;

(2) when, in the case of boats other than those of Class I, the freeboard when the boat is fully loaded is less than the freeboard laid down for each type respectively; the number shall be reduced until the freeboard when the boat is fully loaded is at least equal to the standard freeboard laid down above. In boats of Class II (b) (i), the raised part of the deck at the sides may be regarded as affording seating accommodation. Regulation XXXV

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