For the purpose of the present Convention, unless expressly
(1) “Regulations” means the Regulations
annexed to the present Convention.
(2) “Administration” means the Government
of the State whose flag the ship is flying.
(3) “Approved” means approved by the
(4) “International voyage” means a
sea voyage from a country to which the present Convention applies
to a port outside such country, or conversely. For this purpose, every
territory for the international relations of which a Contracting Government
is responsible or for which the United Nations are the administering
authority is regarded as a separate country.
(5) A “fishing vessel” is a ship used
for catching fish, whales, seals, walrus or other living resources
of the sea.
(6) “New ship” means a ship the keel
of which is laid, or which is at a similar stage of construction,
on or after the date of coming into force of the present Convention
for each Contracting Government.
(7) “Existing ship” means a ship which
is not a new ship.
(8) “Length” means 96% of the total
length on a waterline at 85% of the least moulded depth measured from
the top of the keel, or the length from the fore-side of the stem
to the axis of the rudder stock on that waterline, if that be greater.
Where the stem contour is concave above the waterline at 85% of the
least moulded depth, both the forward terminal of the total length
and the fore–side of the stem respectively shall be taken at
the vertical projection to that waterline of the aftermost point of
the stem contour (above that waterline). In ships designed with a
rake of keel the waterline on which this length is measured shall
be parallel to the designed waterline.
(9) “Anniversary date” means the day
and the month of each year which will correspond to the date of expiry
of the relevant certificate.