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Convention (VIII) relative to the Laying of Automatic Submarine Contact Mines. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
Art. 6. The Contracting Powers which do not at present own perfected mines of the pattern contemplated in the present Convention, and which, consequently, could not at present carry out the rules laid down in Articles 1
, undertake to convert the ' matériel ' of their mines as soon as possible, so as to bring it into conformity with the foregoing requirements.