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1164 Ice patrol. Management by United States. Cost contributions. TREATIES ARTICLE 37. Ice Patrol. Management and Cost. The Government of the United States is invited to continue the management of these services of ice patrol, study and observation of ice conditions, and derelict destruction and removal. The Contract- ing Governments specially interested in these services, whose names are given below, undertake to contribute to the expense of maintaining and operating these services in the following proportions:- Belgium ..... Canada............. Denmark .. . . ........ France............. Germany .. . . ........ Great Britain and Northern Ireland Italy.............. Japan ...... Netherlands .. . . ....... Norway ............. Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweden............. Union of Socialist Soviet Republics . United States of America .. ... Right to discon- tinue. Alteration of pro- visions. Speed near ice. Per cent. 2 3 2 6 10 40 6 1 5 3 1 2 1 18 Each of the Contracting Governments has the right to discontinue its contribution to the expense of maintaining and operating these services after the 1st September, 1932. Nevertheless, the Contract- ing Government which avails itself of this right will continue responsi- ble for the expense of working up to the 1st September following the date of giving notice of intention to discontinue its contribution. To take advantage of the said right it must give notice to the other Contracting Governments at least six months before the said 1st September; so that, to be free from this obligation on the 1st Septem- ber, 1932, it must give notice on the 1st March, 1932, at the latest, and similarly for each subsequent year. If, at any time, the United States Government should not desire to continue these services, or if one of the Contracting Governments should express a wish to relinquish responsibility for the pecuniary contribution defined above, or to have its percentage of obligation altered, the Contracting Governments shall settle the question in accordance with their mutual interests. The Contracting Governments which contribute to the cost of the three above-mentioned services shall have the right by common consent to make from time to time such alterations in the provisions of this Article and of Article 36 as appear desirable. ARTICLE 38. Speed near Ice. When ice is reported on, or near, his course, the master of every ship at night is bound to proceed at a moderate speed or to alter his course so as to go well clear of the danger zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . · . . . .