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Chapter I : Blockade in time of war - Art. 9.
    Art. 9. A declaration of blockade is made either by the blockading Power or by the naval authorities acting in its name.
    It specifies --
    (1) The date when the blockade begins;
    (2) the geographical limits of the coastline under blockade;
    (3) the period within which neutral vessels may come out.


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