Coll 6/54 'Saudi-Arabia: Limits of Saudi Arabian territorial waters.' [10r] (19/108)
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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... Mercantile Marine Department,
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Board of Trade,
Great George Street,
26th November, 1934.
With reference to your letter No.E.6362/6362/26, of
the l4th November, 1934, enclosing a copy of a despatch
from His Majesty’s Representative at Jedda and a translation
of regulations concerning the Coastguard Administration in
Sa f udi-Arabia, I am directed by the Board of Trade to
state, for the information of Secretary Sir John Simon, that,
as His Majesty’s Representative has already informed the
Sa’udi Government that His Majesty’s Government reserve all
their rights in International Law in respect of waters
outside the three-mile limit, they have no observations
to offer on the regulations.
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient Servant,
(Signed) N.A. GUTTERY.
The Under Secretary of State,
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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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