Article 2 - Definitions
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Article 2 - Definitions

 For the purpose of the present Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise:

  (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 Administration.

  (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 per cent of the total length on a waterline at 85 per cent 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. In ships designed with a rake of keel the waterline on which this length is measured shall be parallel to the designed waterline.

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