Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/242

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TREATIES 2. Each Administration may delay the application of the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) to cargo ships belonging to its country of less than 2,000 tons gross tonnage for a period not exceeding five years from the date of the coming into force of the present Convention. ARTICLE 28. Exemptionsfrom the Requirements of Article 27. Exemptions. 1. Each Administration may, if it considers that the route and the conditions of the voyage are such as to render a radiotelegraph instal- lation unreasonable or unnecessary, exempt ships belonging to its country from the requirements of Article 27 as follows:- I. -Passengerships. Passenger ships. (a.) Individual passenger ships or classes of passenger ships which, in the course of their voyage, do not go more than- (i) 20 miles from the nearest land; or (ii) 200 miles in the open sea between two consecutive ports. (b.) Passenger ships which make voyages entirely within the re- stricted areas specified in the Annex to this Article. Cargo ships, etc. Occasional interna- tional voyages. Routes and voyages. II.-Cargo Ships. Individual cargo ships or classes of cargo ships which, in the course of their voyage, do not go more than 150 miles from the nearest land. 2. Each Administration may, in addition, exempt ships belonging to its country of the following classes:- I. -Barges in tow and existing sailing ships. An existing sailing ship is one the keel of which is laid before the 1st July, 1931. II.-Ships of primitive build, such as dhows, junks, &c., if it is practically impossible to fit them with a radiotelegraph installation. III.- Ships which are not normally engaged on international voy- ages, but which in exceptional circumstances are required to undertake a single voyage of that kind. ANNEX TO ARTICLE 28. 1. The Baltic Sea and approaches thereto East of a line drawn from Utsire (Norway) in the North to Texel (Netherlands) in the South, outside the territorial jurisdiction of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics. 2. The portions of the Gulf of Tartary and the Sea of Okhotsk covered in voyages between ports in Hokkaido and ports in Japanese Sakhalin. 3. The Chosen (Tyosen) Strait between a line in the North drawn from Kawajiri Misaki (Cape Natsungu) to Fusan, and a line in the South drawn from Nagasaki to Giffard Island (off the South-West point of Quelpart Island) and thence to Tin To (Amherst Island). 1148