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Article Comparison - Convention relative to Certain Restrictions with Regard to the Exercise of the Right of Capture in Naval War

Chapter III
Regulations Regarding the Crews of Enemy Merchant Ships Captured by a Belligerent

Article 5

When an enemy merchant ship is captured by a belligerent, such of its crew as are nationals of a neutral State are not made prisoners of war.

The same rule applies in the case of the captain and officers likewise nationals of a neutral State, if they promise formally in writing not to serve on an enemy ship while the war lasts.