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Ante, p . 1184. AND WHEREAS the said Convention, in accordance with a provision of Article 65 thereof, came into force on January 1, 1933, three months after the date of deposit with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on October 1, 1932, of the fifth ratification thereof; AND WHEREAS the said Article 65 further provides that ratifications deposited after the date on which the Convention has come into force shall take effect three months after the date of their deposit; UnitedStates subject AND WHEREAS the ratification of the said Convention by the to certain understand- Government of the United States of America was deposited with the ings. Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on August 7, 1936,1 subject to three understandings as follows: "(1) That nothing in this convention shall be so construed as to authorize any person to hold any seaman, whether a citizen of the United States of America or an alien, on board any merchant vessel, domestic or foreign, against his will in a safe harbor within the jurisdiction of the United States of America, when such seaman has been officially admitted thereto as a member of the crew of such vessel or to compel such seaman to proceed to sea on such vessel against his will; "(2) That nothing in this convention shall be so construed as to 38 Stat. 1165 . nullify or modify Section 4 of the Seaman's Act approved March 4, 46 U. . C . 57. 1915, 38 Stat. 1164, as interpreted by the Supreme Court of the United States in Strathearn vs. Dillon, 252 U. S . 348, and "(3) That nothing in this convention shall be so construed as to prevent the officers of the United States of America who exercise the Ante, p . 1176. control over vessels provided for in Article 54 from making such in- spection of any vessel within the jurisdiction of the United States as may be necessary to determine that the condition of the vessel's seaworthiness corresponds substantially with the particulars set forth in its certificate, that the vessel is sufficiently and efficiently manned, and that it may proceed to sea without danger to either passengers or crew, or to prevent such officers from withholding clearance to any vessel which they find may not proceed to sea with safety, until such time as any such vessel shall be put in condition so that it can proceed to sea without danger to the passengers or crew." 1 Before Aug. 7, 1936, ratifications had been deposited with the British Foreign Office by all the other signatory countries, namely: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland France, Germany, India, Irish Free State, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Before Aug. 7, 1936, notices of adherence had been received by the British Foreign Office from the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Danzig, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Italian Colonies of Libya, Eritrea and Somaliland and Italian Islands of the Aegean, Japan for Chosen, Taiwan, and Leased Territory of Kwantung, Nether- lands Indies, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom for Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements.-EDITOB. 1306 TREATIES