Article 5 - Exceptions
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Article 5 - Exceptions

  (1) The present Convention shall not apply to:

  • (a) ships of war;

  • (b) new ships of less than 24 metres (79 feet) in length;

  • (c) existing ships of less than 150 tons gross;

  • (d) pleasure yachts not engaged in trade;

  • (e) fishing vessels.

  (2) Nothing herein shall apply to ships solely navigating:

  • (a) the Great Lakes of North America and the River St. Lawrence as far east as a rhumb line drawn from Cap des Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island, and, on the north side of Anticosti Island, the meridian of longitude 63 W;

  • (b) the Caspian Sea;

  • (c) the Plate, Parana and Uruguay Rivers as far east as a rhumb line drawn between Punta Rasa (Cabo San Antonio), Argentina, and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

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