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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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Seasonal Areas

The following areas are Seasonal Tropical areas :—

(1)In the North Atlantic Ocean. An area bounded on the north by a line from Cape Catoche in Yucatan to Cape San Antonio in Cuba, by the South Cuban Coast to lat. 20° N. and by the parallel of lat. 20° N. to the point lat. 20° N. ong. 20° W.; on the west by the coast of Central America; on the south by the north coast of South America and by parallel of lat. 10° N., and on the east by the meridian of 20° W. Tropical: 1st November to 15th July. Summer : 16th July to 31st October.

(2)Arabian Sea.

(a)North of lat. 24° N. Karachi is to be considered as being on the boundary line of this area and the seasonal Tropical area (b) below. Tropical : 1st August to 20th May. Summer : 21st May to 31st July.

(b)South of lat. 24° N. Tropical: 1st December to 20th May and 16th September to 15th October. Summer: 21st May to 15th September and 16th October to 30th November.

(3)Bay of Bengal. Tropical: 16th December to 15th April. Summer : 16th April to 15th December.

(4)In the China Sea. An area bounded on the west and north by the coast of Indo-China and China to Hong Kong, on the east by a rhumb line to the port of Sual (Luzon Island), and by the west coast of the Islands of Luzon, Samar and Leyte to the parallel of 10° N., and on the south by the parallel of lat. 10° N. Hong Kong and Sual to be considered as being on the boundary of the " Seasonal Tropical " and " Summer " zones. Tropical: 21st January to 30th April. Summer : 1st May to 20th January.

(5)In the North Pacific Ocean.

(a)An area bounded, on the north by the parallel of lat. 25° N., on the west by the meridian of 160° E., on the south by the parallel of lat. 13° N., and on the east by the meridian of 130° W. Tropical : 1st April to 31st October. Summer : 1st November to 31st March.

(b)An area bounded on the north and east by the coast of California, Mexico and Central America, on the west by the meridian of 120° W. and by a rhumb line from the point lat. 30° N., long. 120° W., to the point lat. 13° N., long. 105° W., and on the south by the parallel of lat. 13° N. Tropical: 1st March to 30th June and 1st to 30th November. Summer : 1st July to 31st October and 1st December to 28th/29th February.

(6)In the South Pacific Ocean.

(a)An area bounded on the north by the parallel of lat. 11° S., on the west by the east coast of Australia, on the south by the parallel of lat. 20° S., and on the east by the meridian of 175° E., together with the Gulf of Carpentaria south of lat. 11° S. Tropical : 1st April to 30th November. Summer : 1st December to 31st March.

(b)An area bounded on the west by the meridian of 150° W., on the south by the parallel of lat. 20° S., and on the north and east by the rhumb line forming the southern boundary of the " Tropical" zone. Tropical: from 1st March to 30th November. Summer : from 1st December to 28th/29th February. The following are " Seasonal Winter " areas :—

Northern " Seasonal Winter " Zone (between North America and Europe).

(a)In the area within and to the Northwards of the following line :—

A line drawn south from the coast of Greenland at long. 50° W. to lat. 45° N., thence along the parallel of lat. 45° N. to the meridian of 15° W., thence north to lat. 60° N., thence along the parallel of lat. 60° N. to the west coast of Norway, Bergen to be considered as being on the boundary line of this area and area (b) below. Winter from 16th October to 15th April. Summer from 16th April to 15th October.

(b)An area outside area (a) above and north of the parallel of lat. 36° N. Winter from 1st November to 31st March. Summer from 1st April to 31st October. Baltic (bounded by the parallel of latitude of the Skaw). Winter from 1st November to 31st March. Summer from 1st April to 31st October.

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