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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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41Classification of ships for purpose of Part II

(1)Ships which are not exempt from this Part of this Act by virtue of the last foregoing section are hereafter in this Act referred to as " load line ships," and for the purposes of this Part of this Act are divided into the following classes, namely—

(a)international load line ships, that is to say, ships of one hundred and fifty tons gross tonnage or upwards which carry cargo or passengers; and

(b)local load line ships, that is to say, ships of one hundred and fifty tons gross tonnage or upwards which do not carry cargo or passengers, and ships of less than that tonnage.

(2)International load line ships belonging to countries to which the Load Line Convention applies, are hereafter in this Act referred to as "Load Line Convention ships."

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