Continental Shelf Act, 1968

Submarine cables and pipe-lines.

8.—(1) Section 3 of the Submarine Telegraph Act, 1885 , and Article IV and the first paragraph of Article VII of the Convention set out in the Schedule to that Act shall apply in relation to all submarine cables and pipe-lines under the high seas and the said section 3 shall be construed—

(a) as referring to telephonic as well as telegraphic communication, and

(b) in relation to pipe-lines and electricity cables, as if from “to which the Convention” to the end of subsection (1) were deleted.

(2) Sections 4 and 13 of the said Submarine Telegraph Act, 1885 , are hereby repealed.