Executive Agreement Series No. 29
The Secretary of State to the Danish Minister (Wadsted)
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of this date in which reference is made to your predecessor’s note of November 4, 1930, proposing an arrangement between the Governments of the United States and Denmark for the reciprocal recognition of load line certificates for merchant vessels which arrangement would remain effective pending the coming into force in the two countries of the International Load Line Convention of July 5, 1930.
You made the proposal that if the Government of the United States agreed to the terms as outlined in your note of this date, that note and the reply which might be made thereto would serve as the agreement between our two countries.
Inasmuch as the Danish rules and tables for determining freeboards have been examined by the competent executive authorities of this Government and have been found to be as effective as the United States load line regulations; and inasmuch as the Government of the United States agrees to recognize the certificates issued by the Government of Denmark pursuant to the Provisional Notification of July 8, 1931, which gives ship owners the privilege of having freeboard and load lines assigned in accordance with the provisions contained in the International Load Line Convention of July 5, 1930, I have the honor to inform you that the Government of the United States hereby concurs in the terms of the arrangement as set out in your note under acknowledgment.
The Government of the United States accordingly understands that the agreement has been completed by this exchange of notes and is effective from this date.