Internationaal Verdrag betreffende de uitwatering van schepen, 1966
(authentiek: en)
The Contracting Governments,
Desiring to establish uniform principles and rules with respect to the limits to which ships on international voyages may be loaded having regard to the need for safeguarding life and property at sea;
Considering that this end may best be achieved by conclusion of a Convention;
Have agreed as follows:
1.
The Contracting Governments undertake to give effect to the provisions of the present Convention and the Annexes hereto, which shall constitute an integral part of the present Convention. Every reference to the present Convention constitutes at the same time a reference to the Annexes.
2.
The Contracting Governments shall undertake all measures which may be necessary to give effect to the present Convention.
Article 2. Definitions
For the purpose of the present Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise:
1. ‘Regulations’ means the Regulations annexed to the present Convention.
2. ‘Administration’ means the Government of the State whose flag the ship is flying.
3. ‘Approved’ means approved by the Administration.
4. ‘International voyage’ means a sea voyage from a country to which the present Convention applies to a port outside such country, or conversely. For this purpose, every territory for the international relations of which a Contracting Government is responsible or for which the United Nations are the administering authority is regarded as a separate country.
5. ‘A fishing vessel’ is a ship used for catching fish, whales, seals, walrus or other living resources of the sea.
6. ‘New ship’ means a ship the keel of which is laid, or which is at a similar stage of construction, on or after the date of coming into force of the present Convention for each Contracting Government.
7. ‘Existing ship’ means a ship which is not a new ship.
8. ‘Length’ means 96% of the total length on a waterline at 85% of the least moulded depth measured from the top of the keel, or the length from the fore-side of the stem to the axis of the rudder stock on that waterline, if that be greater. Where the stem contour is concave above the waterline at 85% of the least moulded depth, both the forward terminal of the total length and the fore-side of the stem respectively shall be taken at the vertical projection to that waterline of the aftermost point of the stem contour (above that waterline). In ships designed with a rake of keel the waterline on which this length is measured shall be parallel to the designed waterline.
9. ‘Anniversary date’ means the day and the month of each year which will correspond to the date of expiry of the relevant certificate.
1.
No ship to which the present Convention applies shall proceed to sea on an international voyage after the date on which the present Convention comes into force unless it has been surveyed, marked and provided with an International Load Line Certificate or, where appropriate, an International Load Line Exemption Certificate in accordance with the provisions of the present Convention.
2.
Nothing in this Convention shall prevent an Administration from assigning a greater freeboard than the minimum freeboard determined in accordance with Annex I.
1.
The present Convention shall apply to:
a. ships registered in countries the Governments of which are Contracting Governments;
b. ships registered in territories to which the present Convention is extended under Article 32; and
c. unregistered ships flying the flag of a State, the Government of which is a Contracting Government.
2.
The present Convention shall apply to ships engaged on international voyages.
3.
The regulations contained in annex I, unless expressly provided otherwise, are applicable to new ships.
4.
Existing ships which do not fully comply with the requirements of the Regulations contained in Annex I or any part thereof shall meet at least such lesser related requirements as the Administration applied to ships on international voyages prior to the coming into force of the present Convention; in no case shall such ships be required to increase their freeboards. In order to take advantage of any reduction in freeboard from that previously assigned, existing ships shall comply with all the requirements of the present Convention.
5.
The Regulations contained in Annex II are applicable to new and existing ships to which the present Convention applies.
1.
The present Convention shall not apply to:
a. ships of war;
b. new ships of less than 24 metres (79 feet) in length;
c. existing ships of less than 150 tons gross;
d. pleasure yachts not engaged in trade;
e. fishing vessels.
2.
Nothing herein shall apply to ships solely navigating:
a. the Great Lakes of North America and the River St. Lawrence as far east as a rhumb line drawn from Cap des Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island, and, on the north side of Anticosti Island, the meridian of longitude 63 °W;
b. the Caspian Sea;
c. the Plate, Parana and Uruguay Rivers as far east as a rhumb line drawn between Punta Rasa (Cabo San Antonio), Argentina, and Punta del Este, Uruguay.
1.
Ships when engaged on international voyages between the near neighbouring ports of two or more States may be exempted by the Administration from the provisions of the present Convention, so long as they shall remain engaged on such voyages, if the Governments of the States in which such ports are situated shall be satisfied that the sheltered nature or conditions of such voyages between such ports make it unreasonable or impracticable to apply the provisions of the present Convention to ships engaged on such voyages.
2.
The Administration may exempt any ship which embodies features of a novel kind from any of the provisions of this Convention the application of which might seriously impede research into the development of such features and their incorporation in ships engaged on international voyages. Any such ship shall, however, comply with safety requirements which, in the opinion of that Administration, are adequate for the service for which it is intended and are such as to ensure the overall safety of the ship and which are acceptable to the Governments of the States to be visited by the ship.
3.
The Administration which allows any exemption under paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article shall communicate to the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (hereinafter called the Organization) particulars of the same and reasons therefor which the Organization shall circulate to the Contracting Governments for their information.
4.
A ship which is not normally engaged on international voyages but which, in exceptional circumstances, is required to undertake a single international voyage may be exempted by the Administration from any of the requirements of the present Convention, provided that it complies with safety requirements which, in the opinion of that Administration, are adequate for the voyage which is to be undertaken by the ship.
1.
A ship which is not subject to the provisions of the present Convention at the time of its departure on any voyage shall not become subject to such provisions on account of any deviation from its intended voyage due to stress of weather or any other cause of force majeure.
2.
In applying the provisions of the present Convention, the Contracting Governments shall give due consideration to any deviation or delay caused to any ship owing to stress of weather or any other cause of force majeure.
1.
The Administration may allow any fitting, material, appliance or apparatus to be fitted, or any other provision to be made in a ship, other than that required by the present Convention, if it is satisfied by trial thereof or otherwise that such fitting, material, appliance or apparatus, or provision, is at least as effective as that required by the Convention.
2.
The Administration which allows a fitting, material, appliance or apparatus, or provision, other than that required by the present Convention, shall communicate to the Organization for circulation to the Contracting Governments particulars thereof, together with a report on any trials made.
1.
Nothing in the present Convention shall prevent an Administration from making specific approvals for experimental purposes in respect of a ship to which the Convention applies.
2.
An Administration which makes any such approval shall communicate to the Organization for circulation to the Contracting Governments particulars thereof.
1.
A ship which undergoes repairs, alterations, modifications and outfitting related thereto shall continue to comply with at least the requirements previously applicable to the ship. An existing ship in such a case shall not, as a rule, comply to a lesser extent with the requirements for a new ship than it did before.
2.
Repairs, alterations and modifications of a major character and outfitting related thereto should meet the requirements for a new ship in so far as the Administration deems reasonable and practicable.
1.
A ship to which the present Convention applies shall comply with the requirements applicable to that ship in the zones and areas described in Annex II.
2.
A port standing on the boundary line between two zones or areas shall be regarded as within the zone or area from or into which the ship arrives or departs.
1.
Except as provided in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article, the appropriate load lines on the sides of the ship corresponding to the season of the year and the zone or area in which the ship may be shall not be submerged at any time when the ship puts to sea, during the voyage or on arrival.
2.
When a ship is in fresh water of unit density the appropriate load line may be submerged by the amount of the fresh water allowance shown on the International Load Line Certificate. Where the density is other than unity, an allowance shall be made proportional to the difference between 1.025 and the actual density.
3.
When a ship departs from a port situated on a river or inland waters, deeper loading shall be permitted corresponding to the weight of fuel and all other materials required for consumption between the point of departure and the sea.
Article 13. Surveys and marking
The surveys and marking of ships, as regards the enforcement of the provisions of the present Convention and the granting of exemptions therefrom, shall be carried out by officers of the Administration. The Administration may, however, entrust the surveys and marking either to surveyors nominated for the purpose or to organizations recognized by it. In every case the Administration concerned fully guarantees the completeness and efficiency of the surveys and marking.
1. A ship shall be subjected to the surveys specified below:
a. An initial survey before the ship is put in service, which shall include a complete inspection of its structure and equipment in so far as the ship is covered by the present Convention. The survey shall be such as to ensure that the arrangements, materials and scantlings fully comply with the requirements of the present Convention.
b. A renewal survey at intervals specified by the Administration but not exceeding 5 years, except where paragraphs 2, 5, 6 and 7 of article 19 are applicable, which shall be such as to ensure that the structure, equipment, arrangements, materials and scantlings fully comply with the requirements of the present Convention.
c. An annual survey within 3 months before or after each anniversary date of the certificate to ensure that:
(i) alterations have not been made to the hull or superstructures which would affect the calculations determining the position of the load line;
(ii) the fittings and appliances for the protection of openings, guard rails, freeing ports and means of access to crew's quarters are maintained in an effective condition;
(iii) the freeboard marks are correctly and permanently indicated;
(iv) the information required by regulation 10 is provided.
2. The annual surveys referred to in paragraph lc) of this article shall be endorsed on the International Load Line Certificate or the International Load Line Exemption Certificate issued to a ship exempted under paragraph (2) of article 6 of the present Convention.
Article 15. Maintenance of Conditions after Survey
After any survey of the ship under Article 14 has been completed, no change shall be made in the structure, equipment, arrangements, material or scantlings covered by the survey, without the sanction of the Administration.
1.
An International Load Line Certificate shall be issued to every ship which has been surveyed and marked in accordance with the present Convention.
2.
An International Load Line Exemption Certificate shall be issued to any ship to which an exemption has been granted under and in accordance with paragraph 2 or 4 of Article 6.
3.
Such certificates shall be issued by the Administration or by any person or organization duly authorized by it. In every case, the Administration assumes full responsibility for the certificate.
1.
A Contracting Government may at the request of another Contracting Government cause a ship to be surveyed and, if satisfied that the provisions of the present Convention are complied with, shall issue or authorize the issue of the International Load Line Certificate to the ship and, where appropriate, endorse or authorize the endorsement of the certificate on the ship in accordance with the present Convention.
2.
A copy of the certificate, a copy of the survey report used for computing the freeboard, and a copy of the computations shall be transmitted as early as possible to the requesting Government.
3.
A certificate so issued must contain a statement to the effect that it has been issued at the request of the Government of the State whose flag the ship is or will be flying and it shall have the same force and receive the same recognition as a certificate issued under Article 16.
4.
No International Load Line Certificate shall be issued to a ship which is flying the flag of a State the Government of which is not a Contracting Government.
Article 18. Form of Certificates
The certificates shall be drawn up in the form corresponding to the models given in Annex III to the present Convention. If the language used is neither English nor French, the text shall include a translation into one of these languages.
1. An International Load Line Certificate shall be issued for a period specified by the Administration, which shall not exceed 5 years.
2.
a. Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph 1, when the renewal survey is completed within 3 months before the expiry date of the existing certificate, the new certificate shall be valid from the date of completion of the renewal survey to a date not exceeding 5 years from the date of expiry of the existing certificate.
b. When the renewal survey is completed after the expiry date of the existing certificate, the new certificate shall be valid from the date of completion of the renewal survey to a date not exceeding 5 years from the date of expiry of the existing certificate.
c. When the renewal survey is completed more than 3 months before the expiry date of the existing certificate, the new certificate shall be valid from the date of completion of the renewal survey to a date not exceeding 5 years from the date of completion of the renewal survey.
3. If a certificate is issued for a period of less than 5 years, the Administration may extend the validity of a certificate beyond the expiry date to the maximum period specified in paragraph 1, provided that the annual surveys referred to in article 14 applicable when a certificate is issued for a period of 5 years are carried out as appropriate.
4. If, after the renewal survey referred to in paragraph lb) of article 14, a new certificate cannot be issued to the ship before the expiry date of the existing certificate, the person or organization carrying out the survey may extend the validity of the existing certificate for a period which shall not exceed 5 months. This extension shall be endorsed on the certificate, and shall be granted only where there have been no alterations in the structure, equipment, arrangements, materials or scantlings which affect the ship's freeboard.
5. If a ship at the time when a certificate expires is not in a port in which it is to be surveyed, the Administration may extend the period of validity of the certificate but this extension shall be granted only for the purpose of allowing the ship to complete its voyage to the port in which it is to be surveyed, and then only in cases where it appears proper and reasonable to do so. No certificate shall be extended for a period longer than 3 months, and a ship to which an extension is granted shall not, on its arrival in the port in which it is to be surveyed, be entitled by virtue of such extension to leave that port without having a new certificate. When the renewal survey is completed, the new certificate shall be valid to a date not exceeding 5 years from the date of expiry of the existing certificate before the extension was granted.
6. A certificate issued to a ship engaged on short voyages which has not been extended under the foregoing provisions of this article may be extended by the Administration for a period of grace of up to one month from the date of expiry stated on it. When the renewal survey is completed the new certificate shall be valid to a date not exceeding 5 years from the date of expiry of the existing certificate before the extension was granted.
7. In special circumstances, as determined by the Administration, a new certificate need not be dated from the date of expiry of the existing certificate as required by paragraphs 2, 5 and 6. In these special circumstances, the new certificate shall be valid to a date not exceeding 5 years from the date of completion of the renewal survey.
8. If an annual survey is completed before the period specified in article 14 then:
a. the anniversary date shown on the certificate shall be amended by endorsement to a date which shall not be more than 3 months later than the date on which the survey was completed;
b. the subsequent annual survey required by article 14 shall be completed at the intervals prescribed by that article using the new anniversary date;
c. the expiry date may remain unchanged provided one or more annual surveys are carried out so that the maximum intervals between the surveys prescribed by article 14 are not exceeded.
9. An International Load Line Certificate shall cease to be valid if any of the following circumstances exist:
a. material alterations have taken place in the hull or superstructures of the ship such as would necessitate the assignment of an sed freeboard;
b. the fittings and appliances mentioned in paragraph lc) of article 14 are not maintained in an effective condition;
c. the certificate is not endorsed to show that the ship has been surveyed as provided in paragraph lc) of article 14;
d. the structural strength of the ship is lowered to such an extent that the ship is unsafe.
10.
a. The duration of an International Load Line Exemption Certificate issued by an Administration to a ship exempted under paragraph 2 of article 6 shall not exceed 5 years. Such certificate shall be subject to a renewal, endorsement, extension and cancellation procedure similar to that provided for an International Load Line Certificate under this article.
b. The duration of an International Load Line Exemption Certificate issued to a ship exempted under paragraph 4 of article 6 shall be limited to the single voyage for which it is issued.
11. A certificate issued to a ship by an Administration shall cease to be valid upon the transfer of such a ship to the flag of another State.
Article 20. Acceptance of Certificates
The certificates issued under the authority of a Contracting Government in accordance with the present Convention shall be accepted by the other Contracting Governments and regarded for all purposes covered by the present Convention as having the same force as certificates issued by them.
1.
Ships holding a certificate issued under Article 16 or Article 17 are subject, when in the ports of other Contracting Governments, to control by officers duly authorized by such Governments. Contracting Governments shall ensure that such control is exercised as far as is reasonable and practicable with a view to verifying that there is on board a valid certificate under the present Convention. If there is a valid International Load Line Certificate on board the ship, such control shall be limited to the purpose of determining that:
a. the ship is not loaded beyond the limits allowed by the certificate;
b. the position of the load line of the ship corresponds with the certificate; and
c. the ship has not been so materially altered in respect to the matters set out in sub-paragraphs a and b of paragraph 9 of Article 19 that the ship is manifestly unfit to proceed to sea without danger to human life.
If there is a valid International Load Line Exemption Certificate on board, such control shall be limited to the purpose of determining that any conditions stipulated in that certificate are complied with.
2.
If such control is exercised under sub-paragraph c of paragraph 1 of this Article, it shall only be exercised in so far as may be necessary to ensure that the ship shall not sail until it can proceed to sea without danger to the passengers or the crew.
3.
In the event of the control provided for in this Article giving rise to intervention of any kind, the officer carrying out the control shall immediately inform in writing the Consul or the diplomatic representative of the State whose flag the ship is flying of this decision and of all the circumstances in which intervention was deemed to be necessary.
Article 22. Privileges
The privileges of the present Convention may not be claimed in favour of any ship unless it holds a valid certificate under the Convention.
1.
Each Administration undertakes to conduct an investigation of any casualty occuring to ships for which it is responsible and which are subject to the provisions of the present Convention when it judges that such an investigation may assist in determining what changes in the Convention might be desirable.
2.
Each Contracting Government undertakes to supply the Organization with the pertinent information concerning the findings of such investigations. No reports or recommendations of the Organization based upon such information shall disclose the identity or nationality of the ships concerned or in any manner fix or imply responsibility upon any ship or person.
1.
All other treaties, conventions and arrangements relating to load line matters at present in force between Governments parties to the present Convention shall continue to have full and complete effect during the terms thereof as regards:
a. ships to which the present Convention does not apply;
and
b. ships to which the present Convention applies, in respect of matters for which it has not expressly provided.
2.
To the extent, however, that such treaties, conventions or arrangements conflict with the provisions of the present Convention, the provisions of the present Convention shall prevail.
Article 25. Special Rules drawn up by Agreement
When in accordance with the present Convention special rules are drawn up by agreement among all or some of the Contracting Governments, such rules shall be communicated to the Organization for circulation to all Contracting Governments.
1.
The Contracting Governments undertake to communicate to and deposit with the Organization:
a. a sufficient number of specimens of their certificates issued under the provisions of the present Convention for circulation to the Contracting Governments;
b. the text of the laws, decrees, orders, regulations and other instruments which shall have been promulgated on the various matters within the scope of the present Convention; and
c. a list of non-governmental agencies which are authorized to act in their behalf in the administration of load line matters for circulation to the Contracting Governments.
2.
Each Contracting Government agrees to make its strength standards available to any other Contracting Government, upon request.
1.
The present Convention shall remain open for signature for three months from 5 April 1966 and shall thereafter remain open for accession. Governments of States members of the United Nations, or of any of the Specialized Agencies, or of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice may become parties to the Convention by:
a. signature without reservation as to acceptance;
b. signature subject to acceptance followed by acceptance; or
c. accession.
2.
Acceptance or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of acceptance or accession with the Organization which shall inform all Governments that have signed the Convention or acceded to it of each new acceptance or accession and of the date of its deposit.
1.
The present Convention shall come into force twelve months after the date on which not less than fifteen Governments of States, including seven each with not less than one million gross tons of shipping, have signed without reservation as to acceptance or deposited instruments of acceptance or accession in accordance with Article 27. The Organization shall inform all Governments which have signed or acceded to the present Convention of the date on which it comes into force.
2.
For Governments which have deposited an instrument of acceptance of or accession to the present Convention during the twelve months mentioned in paragraph 1 of this Article, the acceptance or accession shall take effect on the coming into force of the present Convention or three months after the date of deposit of the instrument of acceptance or accession, whichever is the later date.
3.
For Governments which have deposited an instrument of acceptance of or accession to the present Convention after the date on which it comes into force, the Convention shall come into force three months after the date of the deposit of such instrument.
4.
After the date on which all the measures required to bring an amendment to the present Convention into force have been completed, or all necessary acceptances are deemed to have been given under subparagraph b of paragraph 2 of Article 29 in case of amendment by unanimous acceptance, any instrument of acceptance or accession deposited shall be deemed to apply to the Convention as amended.
1.
The present Convention may be amended upon the proposal of a Contracting Government by any of the procedures specified in this Article.
2.
Amendment by unanimous acceptance
a. Upon the request of a Contracting Government, any amendment proposed by it to the present Convention shall be communicated by the Organization to all Contracting Governments for consideration with a view to unanimous acceptance.
b. Any such amendment shall enter into force twelve months after the date of its acceptance by all Contracting Governments unless an earlier date is agreed upon. A Contracting Government which does not communicate its acceptance or rejection of the amendment to the Organization within three years of its first communication by the latter shall be deemed to have accepted the amendment.
c. Any proposed amendment shall be deemed to be rejected if it is not accepted under sub-paragraph b of the present paragraph within three years after it has been first communicated to all Contracting Governments by the Organization.
3.
Amendment after consideration in the Organization
a. Upon the request of a Contracting Government, any amendment proposed by it to the present Convention will be considered in the Organization. If adopted by a majority of two-thirds of those present and voting in the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organization, such amendment shall be communicated to all Members of the Organization and all Contracting Governments at least six months prior to its consideration by the Assembly of the Organization.
b. If adopted by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting in the Assembly, the amendment shall be communicated by the Organization to all Contracting Governments for their acceptance.
c. Such amendment shall come into force twelve months after the date on which it is accepted by two-thirds of the Contracting Governments. The amendment shall come into force with respect to all Contracting Governments except those which, before it comes into force, make a declaration that they do not accept the amendment.
d. The Assembly, by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting, including two-thirds of the Governments represented on the Maritime Safety Committee and present and voting in the Assembly, may propose a determination at the time of its adoption that an amendment is of such an important nature that any Contracting Government which makes a declaration under sub-paragraph c, and which does not accept the amendment within a period of twelve months after it comes into force, shall cease to be a party to the present Convention upon the expiry of that period. This determination shall be subject to the prior acceptance of two-thirds of the Contracting Governments to the present Convention.
e. Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the Contracting Government which first proposed action under this paragraph on an amendment to the present Convention from taking at any time such alternative action as it deems desirable in accordance with paragraph 2 or 4 of this Article.
4.
Amendment by a conference
a. Upon the request of a Contracting Government, concurred in by at least one-third of the Contracting Governments, a conference of Governments will be convened by the Organization to consider amendments to the present Convention.
b. Every amendment adopted by such a conference by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting of the Contracting Governments shall be communicated by the Organization to all Contracting Governments for their acceptance.
c. Such amendment shall come into force twelve months after the date on which it is accepted by two-thirds of the Contracting Governments. The amendment shall come into force with respect to all Contracting Governments except those which, before it comes into force, make a declaration that they do not accept the amendment.
d. By a two-thirds majority of those present and voting, a conference convened under sub-paragraph a may determine at the time of its adoption that an amendment is of such an important nature that any Contracting Government which makes a declaration under sub-paragraph c, and which does not accept the amendment within a period of twelve months after it comes into force, shall cease to be a party to the present Convention upon the expiry of that period.
5.
Any amendments to the present Convention made under this Article which relate to the structure of a ship shall apply only to ships the keels of which are laid, or which are at a similar stage of construction, on or after the date on which the amendment comes into force.
6.
The Organization shall inform all Contracting Governments of any amendments which come into force under this Article, together with the date on which each such amendment will come into force.
7.
Any acceptance or declaration under this Article shall be made by a notification in writing to the Organization which shall notify all Contracting Governments of the receipt of the acceptance or declaration.
1.
The present Convention may be denounced by any Contracting Government at any time after the expiry of five years from the date on which the Convention comes into force for that Government.
2.
Denunciation shall be effected by a notification in writing addressed to the Organization which shall inform all the other Contracting Governments of any such notification received and of the date of its receipt.
3.
A denunciation shall take effect one year, or such longer period as may be specified in the notification, after its receipt by the Organization.
1.
In case of hostilities or other extraordinary circumstances which affect the vital interests of a State the Government of which is a Contracting Government, that Government may suspend the operation of the whole or any part of the present Convention. The suspending Government shall immediately give notice of any such suspension to the Organization.
2.
Such suspension shall not deprive other Contracting Governments of any right of control under the present Convention over the ships of the suspending Government when such ships are within their ports.
3.
The suspending Government may at any time terminate such suspension and shall immediately give notice of such termination to the Organization.
4.
The Organization shall notify all Contracting Governments of any suspension or termination of suspension under this Article.
1.
a. The United Nations, in cases where they are the administering authority for a territory, or any Contracting Government responsible for the international relations of a territory, shall as soon as possible consult with such territory in an endeavour to extend the present Convention to that territory and may at any time by notification in writing to the Organization declare that the present Convention shall extend to such territory.
b. The present Convention shall, from the date of the receipt of the notification or from such other date as may be specified in the notification, extend to the territory named therein.
2.
a. The United Nations, or any Contracting Government which has made a declaration under sub-paragraph a of paragraph 1 of this Article, at any time after the expiry of a period of five years from the date on which the Convention has been so extended to any territory, may by notification in writing to the Organization declare that the present Convention shall cease to extend to any such territory named in the notification.
b. The present Convention shall cease to extend to any territory mentioned in such notification one year, or such longer period as may be specified therein, after the date of receipt of the notification by the Organization.
3.
The Organization shall inform all the Contracting Governments of the extension of the present Convention to any territories under paragraph 1 of this Article, and of the termination of any such extension under the provisions of paragraph 2, stating in each case the date from which the present Convention has been or will cease to be so extended.
1.
The present Convention shall be deposited with the Organization and the Secretary-General of the Organization shall transmit certified true copies thereof to all Signatory Governments and to all Governments which accede to the present Convention.
2.
As soon as the present Convention comes into force it shall be registered by the Organization in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.
Article 34. Languages
The present Convention is established in a single copy in the English and French languages, both texts being equally authentic. Official translations in the Russian and Spanish languages shall be prepared and deposited with the signed original.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned being duly authorized by their respective Governments for that purpose have signed the present Convention.
DONE at London this fifth day of April 1966.
Inhoudsopgave
International Convention on Load Lines, 1966
Article 1. General Obligation under the Convention
Article 2. Definitions
Article 3. General Provisions
Article 4. Application
Article 5. Exceptions
Article 6. Exemptions
Article 7. Force Majeure
Article 8. Equivalents
Article 9. Approvals for Experimental Purposes
Article 10. Repairs, Alterations and Modifications
Article 11. Zones and Areas
Article 12. Submersion
Article 13. Surveys and marking
Article 14. Initial, renewal and annual surveys
Article 15. Maintenance of Conditions after Survey
Article 16. Issue of Certificates
Article 17. Issue or endorsement of certificates by another Government
Article 18. Form of Certificates
Article 19. Duration and validity of certificates
Article 20. Acceptance of Certificates
Article 21. Control
Article 22. Privileges
Article 23. Casualties
Article 24. Prior Treaties and Conventions
Article 25. Special Rules drawn up by Agreement
Article 26. Communication of Information
Article 27. Signature, Acceptance and Accession
Article 28. Coming into Force
Article 29. Amendments
Article 30. Denunciation
Article 31. Suspension
Article 32. Territories
Article 33. Registration
Article 34. Languages
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