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TREATIES

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In this section are included all instruments, whether called treaties, conventions, protocols, or otherwise, entered into on the part of the United States by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

TREATIES

December 31, 1930

(T. 8. No. 921]

Safety of Life at Sea. Amendment to Regulation XIX of Annex I to

the Convention between the United States of America and other powers signed at London, May 31, 1929. Proposed by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, December 31, 1930; ratification advised by the Senate, May 28, 1937; ratified by the President, June 9, 1937; ratification of the United States deposited at London, July 27, 1937; proclaimed, September 3, 1937.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

International

Sea,

Preamble.
50 Stat. 1121.

RegAnnex

WHEREAS an International Convention for Promoting Safety of vention for promorLife at Sea with annexed Regulations, signed at London on May 31, ing safety of life at 1929, was ratified with certain understandings by the United States of America, and the instrument of ratification of the United States of America was deposited with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at London on August 7, 1936;

AND WHEREAS, a proposal was made by the Government of the ulamendment to meet United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland that Section 1; proposal. (2) of Regulation XIX of Annex I of the said Convention be amended by inserting between the two paragraphs in that Section, a new paragraph which through inadvertence was unintentionally omitted from the said Section wherein it was intended to be included when the Convention and Regulations were prepared for signature, and which is in language as follows:

“In all cases an additional independent power pump shall be fitted when the criterion numeral exceeds 30."; AND WHEREAS the said amendment has been duly ratified on the

amendment by part of the United States of America, and the instrument of ratifica- United States. tion was deposited with the Government of Great Britain and Deposit. Northern Ireland on the 27th day of July, 1937;

AND WHEREAS according to a certificate of the British Foreign Office at London, dated January 17, 1933, the said amendment has been duly accepted by all the parties to the Convention;

Now, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Presi- Proclamation. dent of the United States of America, have caused the said amendment to be made public to the end that Section (2) of Regulation XIX of Annex I of the International Convention for Promoting Safety of Life at Sea, as amended, shall be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States of America and the citizens

Ratification of

Acceptance by all signatories.

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thereof, the same as if the said additional paragraph had been originally included therein and the said Section (2) had read as follows:

“(2) In addition to the ordinary bilge pump, worked by the main engines, or its equivalent engine-room pump, two independent power bilge pumps shall be provided, except that in ships less than 300 feet (91.5 meters) in length, having a criterion numeral less than 30, either two efficient hand pumps of the crank type fitted one forward and one aft, or à portable power pump, may be substituted for one of the additional independent power bilge pumps.

"In all cases an additional independent power pump shall be fitted when the criterion numeral exceeds 30.

"Sanitary, ballast, and general service pumps may be accepted as independent power bilge pumps if fitted with the necessary

connections to the bilge pumping system. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DonE at the city of Washington this third day of September in

the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [SEAL] thirty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-second.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CORDELL HULL

Secretary of State.

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