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File 252/1910 Pt 1 'Persian Gulf: Lighting and Buoying; the B.I.S.N. Co's buoyage system taken over by Govt of India' [‎410r] (824/891)

The record is made up of 1 volume (444 folios). It was created in 1907-1916. 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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3
v.ita
Ab regards the cost of the scheme it is not possible to form a reliable
estimate owing to the fact that the amount of both the initial and recurring
charges depends largely on the local circumstances and can only be
estimated on the spot. It should be explained, however, that the establish
ment of lights involves the provision of a small vessel fitted as a
lighthouse tender, besides the necessary plant for the manufacture of the
gas for supplying the unwatched lights.
As regards diplomatic difficulties, we note that our proposals will
presumably involve arrangement with the Persian authorities, the Sultan
of Muscat, the Sheikhs of Koweit and Bahrein, or any others who may
be interested.
It seems^ desirable, therefore, to arrange in order of their importance the
lights required for the navigation of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . This order is
considered to be as follows :—
(1.) Musandim.
(2.) Maskat.
(3.) Bushire.
(4.) Shat-el-Arab (a light vessel).
(5.) Muharrack (Bahrein).
(6.) Fasht-ad-Dibal (Bahrein).
(7.) Jezirat Kubbar (Koweit).
(8.) Bandar Abbas.
(9.) Ras-al-Arz (Koweit).
(10.) Linga.
5. (c) Maintenance of Lights and Buoys.—It is suggested that the
Government of India should be invited to arrange for the maintenance of the
buoys and lighthouses in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. by the Royal Indian Marine, or in
whatever manner they should think fit.
. 6 - W Apportionment of Cost.—It is suggested that the cost should be
divided equally between British and Indian revenues, this being the
principle usually followed with regard to Persian expenditure.
As to the amount, it has been already explained (paragraph 4) that no
reliable estimate can be at present furnished.
A. Mostyn Field.
Edmond J. W. Slade, D.N.I.
J. E. Ferard.
19th September 1908.

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, reports, plans, photographs, indentures and tables relating to the lighting and buoying of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .

The discussion in the volume relates to the transfer of the responsibility for lighting and buoying from the British India Steam Navigation Company to the Government of India, and the planning, costs of construction and the diplomacy associated with this.

Included in the volume (ff 303-310) is the 'Report of a Committee of Enquiry on the Lighting and Buoyages of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. '. Key locations identified for lighting are: Muscat, Little Quoin, Jezirat Tanb, Sheikh Shuaib, Kubbar Island, Ras Al Arz, Fasht ad Dibal.

The volume is part 1 of 2. Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, year the subject file was opened, subject heading, and list of correspondence references contained in that part of the year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (444 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 252 ( Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. : Lighting and Buoying) consists of two volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/168-169. The volumes are divided into two parts, with each part comprising one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the loose spine with 444; 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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File 252/1910 Pt 1 'Persian Gulf: Lighting and Buoying; the B.I.S.N. Co's buoyage system taken over by Govt of India' [‎410r] (824/891), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/168, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100030553100.0x000019> [accessed 12 December 2019]

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