[tz] Theory - proposal to delete the reference to population

Tim Thornton tt at smartcomsoftware.com
Fri May 18 16:28:39 UTC 2012

I cannot give a treaty or anything, but a lot of my work is for shipping,
and I can confirm that ships may maintain whatever time the captain wants.
For example, on cross-channel ferries between Dover and Calais where the
trip takes much less than an hour, they do not adjust ship's time by an hour
every time they go between UK (GMT) and French (+1) times.

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-----Original Message-----
From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Tobias
Sent: 18 May 2012 17:03
To: tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] Theory - proposal to delete the reference to population

On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 1:46 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> On 05/12/2012 04:08 AM, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>> If two ships enter territorial waters of HM
> They'll continue to do what they've always done, which is keep their 
> own times at the discretion of their captains.
Do you have any source, international treaty or so, to support your claim?

If they get on land, would that change your claim, or would they
observe what has been reported as official time for HM by Australian

Tobias Conradi
Rheinsberger Str. 18
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