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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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Freeboard from deck line, Load Line

Tropical ______________________(a) ______________________ above (b). Summer ______________________ (b) Upper edge of line through centre of disc. Winter ______________________(c) ______________________ below (b). Winter in North Atlantic______________________ (d) ______________________ below (b). Allowance for fresh water for all freeboards______________________ The upper edge of the deck line from which these freeboards are measured is______________________ inches above the top of the______________________ deck at sideThis is to Certify that this ship has been surveyed and the freeboards and load lines shown above have been assigned in accordance with the Convention. This certificate remains in force until _____________________Issued at _____________________ on the_____________________ day of _____________________ Here follows the signature or seal and the description of the authority issuing the certificate. Note,—Where seagoing steamers navigate a river or inland water, deeper loading is permitted corresponding to the weight of fuel, &c, required for consumption between the point of departure and the open sea. The provisions of the Convention being fully complied with by this ship, this certificate is renewed till_____________________ Place _____________________ Date _____________________ Signature or Seal and description of authority,

The provisions of the Convention being fully complied with by this ship, this certificate is renewed till_____________________ Place _____________________ Date _____________________ Signature or Seal and description of authority. The provisions of the Convention being fully complied with by this ship, this certificate is renewed till_____________________ Place _____________________Date _____________________Signature or Seal and description of authority. ANNEX IV Titles of Load Line Laws and Rules regarded as Equivalent to the British Board of Trade Rules, 1906. Australia. Part IV of the Navigation Act, 1912-1920, and Navigation (Load Line) Regulations of the 17th December, 1924. Belgium. Loi sur la sécurité des navires (7 décembre 1920). Chile. Reglamento para el trazado del disco marcas y linea oficial de carguío de las naves mercantes (Decree No. 1896 of the 12th November, 1919). Denmark. Merchant Shipping (Inspection of Ships) Act of the 29th March, 1920, with later amendments. Rules and Tables of Freeboard for Ships, dated the 30fch September, 1909, as amended by Notification of the 25th July, 1918. France. Loi du 17 avril 1907. Arrêté du 5 septembre 1908. Décret du 21 septembre 1908. Autre décret du 21 septembre 1908 modifié par le décret du 1er septembre 1925. Décret du 12 mai 1927. Décret du 17 janvier 1928. Germany. Vorschriften der See-Berufsgenossenschaft über den Freibord für Dampfer und Segelschiffe, Ausgabe 1908. Hong Kong. Merchant Shipping Consolidation Ordinance (No. 10 of 1899), as amended by Ordinances Nos. 31 of 1901, 2 of 1903, 5 of 1905, 16 of 1906, 9 of 1909, and 6 of 1910. Iceland. Law No. 58 of the 14th June, 1929, Sections 25-26. India. Indian Merchant Shipping Act, 1923. Italy. Regole e tavole per assignazione del " Bordo Libero " approved by decree dated the 1st February, 1929—VII of the Italian Minister for Communications. Prior to 1929—British Board of Trade Rules, 1906. Japan. Ship Load Line Law [Law No. 2 of the 10th year of Taisho (1921)] and the Rules and Regulations relating thereto. Netherlands. Decree of the 22nd September, 1909 (Official Journal No. 315). Netherlands Indies. Netherlands Decree of the 22nd September, 1909 (Official Journal No. 315). New Zealand. British Board of Trade Rules, 1906. Norway. Norwegian Freeboard Rules and Tables of 1909. Portugal. Decree No. 11,210 of the 18th July, 1925, and Regulations and Instructions relating thereto. Spain. Reglamento para el Trazado del Disco y Marcas de Maxima Carga de los buques mercantes, 1914. Straits Settlements. British Board of Trade Rules, 1906. Sweden. Rules and Tables of Freeboard approved by decree of the 21st May, 1910. United Kingdom. Board of Trade Rules, 1906. United States of America. British Board of Trade Rules, 1906. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Rules and Regulations relating to the Load Lines of seagoing merchant vessels, published by Register of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1928. FINAL ACT OF THE INTERNATIONAL LOAD LINE CONFERENCE, 1930 The Governments of Germany, the Commonwealth of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, the Free City of Danzig, Spain, the Irish Free State, the United States of America, Finland, France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, India, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Paraguay, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics;

Desiring to promote safety of life and property at sea by establishing in common agreement uniform principles and rules with regard to the limits to which ships on international voyages may be loaded l Having decided to participate in an international conference which, upon the invitation of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was held in London;

Appointed the following delegations :—

In the course of a series of meetings between the 20th May, 1930, and the 5th July, 1930, a Load Line Convention, dated the 5th July, 1930, was drawn up. I. The Conference takes note of the following declarations made by the undermentioned delegation :—

The Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America formally declare that the signing of the International Load Line Convention by them, on the part of the United States of America, on this date, is not to be construed to mean that the Government of the United States of America recognizes a regime or entity which signs or accedes to the Convention as the Government of a country when that regime or entity is not recognised by the Government of the United States of America as the Government of that country. The Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America further declare that the participation of the United States of America in the International Load Line Convention signed on this date does not involve any contractual obligation on the part of the United States of America to a country, represented by a regime or entity which the Government of the United States of America does not recognise as the Government of that country, until such country has a Government recognised by the Government of the United States of America. II. The Conference also adopts the following recommendations:—

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