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Coll 6/54 'Saudi-Arabia: Limits of Saudi Arabian territorial waters.' [‎14r] (27/108)

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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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COPY
(K 6562/6362/25)
British Legation,
No> 292,E
Jedda
(264^/2598/8)
24th September, 1934
Sir
I have the honour to transmit to you herewith a
copy in translation of Regulations relative to the Saudi
Coastguard Administration, which have appeared in successive
issues of the Umm-al-Qura during the past two months.
improve the control of shipping, both sailing and other, and
to create an organisation for the prevention of smuggling.
As far as I am able to judge, no exception can be taken,
generally, to the provisions of these rules, many of which
are in accordance with present practice, i would invite your
attention, however, to the following Articles:-
Article 15 . From the reference to "sheli-f ishing*', it may
be presumed that this organisation will control the pearl-
fisheries of the Saudi coasts.
Article 22. The upkeep of the buoys, beacons and sea-marks
at Jedda leaves much to be desired.
Representations over a number of years by various interests
involved have failed to stir the Port autnoiitifco into
activity. It is to be hoped that the Coastguards
Administration will take this matter in hand.
25. Importance is attributed to this Aiticle by the
Manager of Messrs. Gellatly, Hankey & Co. (Sudan), Ltd., who
informs me that owing to heavy claims paid here by Insurance
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These Regulations appear to be designed chiefly to
Companies,/
The Right Honourable
Sir John Simon, G.C.S.Ii, K.C.V.O. ,
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etc
etc
etc.

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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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1 file (52 folios)
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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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