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LOAD LINE CONVENTION—CANADA. DECEMBER 9, 1933.
December 9, 1933.

Convention between the United States of America and the Dominion of Canada concerning Load Lines. Signed at Washington, December 9, 1933; ratification advised by the Senate, February 2, 1934; ratified by the President, February 21, 1934; ratified by His Majesty in respect of Canada, June 13, 1934; ratifications exchanged at Washington, July 26, 1934; proclaimed, August 11, 1934.


By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION

Convention with the Dominion of Canada concerning land lines.
Preamble.
Whereas a Convention between the United States of America and His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions Beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, in respect of the Dominion of Canada, exempting vessels of the United States of America and Canada, operating solely on certain sheltered waters of the west coast of North America, from load line requirements, as contemplated in Article 2, Section 2, Vol. 47, p. 2388.of the International Load Line Convention, signed at London July 5, 1930, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Washington on the ninth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-three, the original of which Convention is word for word as follows:

Contracting Powers. The President of the United States of America and His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, in respect of the Dominion of Canada,

Desiring to exempt vessels of the United States and Canada operating solely on certain sheltered waters of the west coast of North America from load line requirements, as contemplated in Article 2, Section 2 of the International Load Line Convention, signed at London, July 5, 1930, which reads as follows:

“Ships when engaged on international voyages between the near neighbouring ports of two or more countries may be exempted by the Administration to which such ships belong from the provisions of this Convention, so long as they shall remain in such trades, if the Governments of the countries in which such ports are situated shall be satisfied that the sheltered nature and conditions of such voyages between such ports make it unreasonable or impracticable to apply the provisions of this Convention to ships engaged in such trades.”

have resolved to conclude a convention for these purposes, and to that end have appointed as their respective Plenipotentiaries:

Plenipotentiaries. The President of the United States of America:

William Phillips, Acting Secretary of State of the United States of America; and