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Submarine Telegraph Act 1885

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Short title.

  3. 2. Confirmation of Convention.

  4. 3. Punishment for violation of Article 2 of Convention.

  5. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  6. 5. Application of law as to lights and signals for carrying into effect Articles five and six of Convention.

  7. 6. Powers of British and foreign officers.

  8. 7.†Incorporation of Part X. of 17 & 18 Vict. c. 104.

  9. 8. Evidence.

  10. 9. Liability of masters of vessels.

  11. 10. Savings.

  12. 11. Extent of Act.

  13. 12. Definitions.

  14. 13.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    1. SCHEDULE

      SUBMARINE TELEGRAPHS CONVENTION

      1. Convention for the preservation of telegraphic communications by means of...

      2. The following is an English translation of the Convention with...

      3. ARTICLE I

        1. The present Convention applies outside territorial waters to all legally...

      4. ARTICLE II

        1. It is a punishable offence to break or injure a...

        2. This provision does not apply to cases where those who...

      5. ARTICLE III

        1. The High Contracting Parties undertake that, on granting a concession...

      6. ARTICLE IV

        1. The owner of a cable who, on laying or repairing...

      7. ARTICLE V

        1. Vessels engaged in laying or repairing submarine cables shall conform...

        2. When a ship engaged in repairing a cable exhibits the...

        3. Fishing gear and nets shall be kept at the same...

        4. Nevertheless, fishing vessels which see or are able to see...

        5. The operations of the telegraph ships shall be completed as...

      8. ARTICLE VI

        1. Vessels which see, or are able to see, the buoys...

        2. Fishing nets and gear shall be kept at the same...

      9. ARTICLE VII

        1. Owners of ships or vessels who can prove that they...

        2. In order to establish a claim to such compensation, a...

        3. The latter shall communicate the information to the consular authorities...

      10. ARTICLE VIII

        1. The tribunals competent to take cognizance of infractions of the...

        2. It is, moreover, understood that, in cases where the provisions...

      11. ARTICLE IX

        1. Prosecutions for infractions provided against by Articles II., V., and...

      12. ARTICLE X

        1. Offences against the present Convention may be verified by all...

      13. ARTICLE XI

        1. The proceedings and trial in cases of infraction of the...

      14. ARTICLE XII

        1. The High Contracting Parties engage to take or to propose...

      15. ARTICLE XIII

        1. The High Contracting Parties will communicate to each other laws...

      16. ARTICLE XIV

        1. States which have not signed the present Convention may adhere...

      17. ARTICLE XV

        1. It is understood that the stipulations of the present Convention...

      18. ARTICLE XVI

        1. The present Convention shall be brought into force on a...

        2. It shall remain in force for five years from that...

        3. If one of the Signatory Powers denounce the Convention, such...

      19. ARTICLE XVII

        1. The present Convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications exchanged...

      20. ADDITIONAL ARTICLE

        1. The stipulations of the Convention concluded under to-day’s date for...

        2. Canada.

        3. Newfoundland.

        4. The Cape.

        5. Natal.

        6. New South Wales.

        7. Victoria.

        8. Queensland.

        9. Tasmania.

        10. South Australia.

        11. Western Australia.

        12. New Zealand.

        13. Provided always, that the stipulations of the said Convention shall...

        14. Each of the above-named colonies or possessions which may have...

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