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TREATIES Manning. Chapter VI. - Cer- tificates. Issue of. Safety Certificate. Ante, pp. 1132 , 1138, 1146. Safety Radiotelegra- phy Certificate. Exemption Certifi- cate. Inspection and sur- vey of ships. Issue by another Government. ARTICLE 48. Manning. The Contracting Governments undertake, each for its national ships, to maintain, or, if it is necessary, to adopt, measures for the purpose of ensuring that, from the point of view of safety of life at sea, all ships shall be sufficiently and efficiently manned. CHAPTER VI. - CERTIFICATES. ARTICLE 49. Issue of Certificates. A certificate called a Safety Certificate shall be issued, after inspec- tion and survey, to every passenger ship which complies in an efficient manner with the requirements of Chapters II, III and IV of the Convention. A certificate called a Safety Radiotelegraphy Certificate shall be issued after inspection to every ship other than a passenger ship which complies in an efficient manner with the requirements of Chapter IV of the present Convention. A certificate called an Exemption Certificate shall be issued to every ship to which exemption is granted by a Contracting Government under, and in accordance with, the provisions of Chapters II, III and IV of the present Convention. The inspection and survey of ships, so far as regards the enforcement of the provisions of the present Convention and the annexed Regula- tions applicable to such ships and the granting of exemptions there- from, shall be carried out by officers of the country in which the ship is registered, provided that the Government of each country may entrust the inspection and survey of its ships either to Surveyors nominated for this purpose or to organisations recognised by it. In every case the Government concerned fully guarantees the complete- ness and efficiency of the inspection and survey. A Safety Certificate, Safety Radiotelegraphy Certificate, and Exemption Certificate shall be issued either by the Government of the country in which the ship is registered or by any person or organ- isation duly authorised by that Government. In every case that Government assumes full responsibility for the certificate. ARTICLE 50. Issue of Certificate by Another Government. A Contracting Government may, at the request of the Government of a country in which a ship coming under the present Convention is registered, cause that ship to be surveyed, and, if satisfied that the requirements of the present Convention are complied with, issue a Safety Certificate or Safety Radiotelegraphy Certificate to such 1172