Canadian Treaty Series
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND GREECE RESPECTING THE MEASUREMENT OF TONNAGE OF MERCHANT SHIPS
His Britannic Majesty's Government and the Greek Government have agreed as follows:
In view of the fact that the existing laws and regulations of Great Britain in regard to measurement of tonnage of merchant ships are in substantial agreement with those of Greece, British ships furnished with certificates of registry and other national papers duly issued by the competent British authorities shall be deemed by the Greek authorities to be of the tonnage denoted in the said documents, and shall be exempted from being remeasured in any port or place within Greek territory or in localities under the control of Greece, on condition that similar terms shall be accorded to Greek ships equipped with certificates of registry or other national papers duly issued by the competent Greek authorities on or after the 14th July, 1909 (o.s. 1st July, 1909), and that such ships shall be exempted from being remeasured in any place within His Britannic Majesty's dominions or under His Britannic Majesty's protection or control.
Either of the contracting parties may, on giving to the other 12 months' notice to that effect, terminate this agreement either as a whole or separately in respect of any of the following parts of His Britannic Majesty's dominions, viz., the Dominion of Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, the Irish Free State, Newfoundland, and His Majesty's Indian Empire.
In the event of the agreement being terminated in respect of any such part of His Britannic Majesty's dominions, the agreement shall cease to apply to British ships registered therein.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have signed the present agreement and have affixed thereto their seals.
DONE in duplicate at London, the 30th day of November, 1926.
The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the Greek Minister in London
November 30, 1926
With reference to the agreement which is being signed this day on behalf of the British and Greek Governments in regard to the measurement of tonnage of merchant ships, I desire to place on record the fact that this agreement is made with the consent of His Majesty's self-governing Dominions and India.
2. I have the honour to add that it would be understood that the stipulations of the agreement shall not be applicable to Iraq unless notice shall have been given of the desire of the Iraq Government that they shall be so applicable.
I have, &c.
The Greek Minister in London to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
LONDON, December 1, 1926
I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of yesterday referring to the agreement signed on behalf of the British and Greek Governments in regard to the measurement of tonnage of merchant ships, in which you kindly notice that this agreement is made with the consent of His Britannic Majesty's self-governing Dominions and India and that its stipulations shall not be applicable to Iraq unless notice shall have been given of the desire of the Iraq Government that they shall be so applicable.
I have, &c.