Can any ships be exempted from the LOADLINE Convention’s provisions?

Yes. Certain exemptions may be obtained from the flag State Administration, e. g. for a ship normally trading on domestic voyages for international voyages between two close States, or for a one-off international voyage, or for a ship with novel features (e. g. undergoing research).

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