PROTOCOL OF SIGNATURE OF THE CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL REGIME OF MARITIME PORTS At the moment of signing the Convention of today's date, relating to the international regime of maritime ports, the undersigned, duly authorised, have agreed as follows:
1. It is understood that the provisions of the present statute shall apply to ports of refuge specially constructed for that purpose.
2. It is understood that the British Government's reservation as to the provisions of section 24 of the Pilotage Act of 1913 is accepted.
3. It is understood that the obligations laid down in French law in regard to ship-brokers shall not be regarded as contrary to the principle and spirit of the Statute on the International Regime of Maritime Ports.
4. It is understood that the condition of reciprocity laid down in Article 2 of the Statute on the International Regime of Maritime Ports shall not exclude from the benefit of the said Statute Contracting States which have no maritime ports and do not enjoy in any zone of a maritime port of another State the rights mentioned in Article 15 of the said Statute.
5. In the event of the flag or nationality of a Contracting State being identical with the flag or nationality of a State or territory which is outside the convention, no claim can be advanced on behalf of the latter State or territory to the benefits assured by this Statute to the flags or nationals of Contracting States.
The present Protocol will have the same force, effect and duration as the statute of today's date, of which it is to be considered as an integral part.
In faith, whereof the above-mentioned plenipotentiaries have signed the present Protocol.
Doneat Geneva, the 9th day of December, 1923, in a single copy, which will remain deposited in the archives of the secretariat of the League of Nations; certified copies will be transmitted to all the States represented at the conference.