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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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Standard Types of Boats

The standard types of boats are classified as follow :—

Class I.—Open boats with rigid sides having either (a) internal buoyancy only, or (b) internal and external buoyancy. Class II.—(a) Open boats with internal and external buoyancy—upper parts of sides collapsible, and (b) decked boats with either fixed or collapsible watertight bulwarks. No boat may be approved the buoyancy of which depends upon the previous adjustment of one of the principal parts of the , hull, or which has not a cubic capacity of at least 3.5 cubic metres (equivalent to 125 cubic feet). No boat may be approved the weight of which when fully laden with persons and equipment exceeds 20,300 kilogrammes (equivalent to 20 tons). Regulation XXV

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