Coll 6/54 'Saudi-Arabia: Limits of Saudi Arabian territorial waters.' [27r] (53/108)
The record is made up of 1 file (52 folios). It was created in 26 Sep 1932-8 Aug 1935. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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quantity of cargo other than tobacco not included
in the manifest, a note must be made in the
manifest indicating the extra quantity of cargo so
that it may be noticed at destination. As to
I tobacco it should be seised and taken into the
patrol boat to be forwarded to the central office
together with a report regarding the occurrence,
in case the boat is going to a Hejazi port and not
carrying a manifest and refuses to produce its
papers or appears to be smuggling, the patro^. will
take her to the nearest Customs Administration
suitable for the boat to approach. Then a report
should be made regarding the occurrence and the
boat should be provided with an adequate guard
until she arrives at the destination named by the
captain or it should be accompanied by a patrol
(h) in the event of the patrol pursuing a boat
of which the captain refuses to come near, the
patrol should lower the flag of the boat and warn
it to stop; and, if it refuses they should pursue
it; and if the smuggling boat should venture to
use arms, it should be met with the same and
continually pursued. The patrol has the right to
arrest it outside the Customs Line within the
frontiers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in case
it tries to escape,
(i) It has to control diving and fishing boats
and to apply the Regulations concerning fishery
and shell fishing
Any boat, flying a foreign flag, found by
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This file concerns the delimitation of Saudi Arabia's territorial waters. It documents reservations held by the British regarding the Saudi Government's claim that its territorial waters extend as far as four miles from the shore (as opposed to the three-mile limit favoured by the British). The file largely consists of correspondence regarding this issue, and features the following principal correspondents: His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires to Jedda (Cecil Gervase Hope Gill, succeeded by Albert Spencer Calvert); His Majesty's Minister at Jedda (Sir Andrew Ryan); the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs [Fayṣal bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd]; officials of the Foreign Office, the Admiralty, and the Board of Trade's Mercantile Marine Department.
Also discussed are Saudi Government regulations on coastguard administration, which concern fishing and shipping rights, measures taken to prevent smuggling, harbour duties, marine patrol, and land patrol. A copy of a translation of these regulations is included in the file (folios 16-41).
The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence (folio 2).
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 54; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.
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