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Coll 6/54 'Saudi-Arabia: Limits of Saudi Arabian territorial waters.' [‎23r] (45/108)

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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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Article 22;
All boats that enter by force majeure
ports not allowed in the r, K&shan ,T , in case they have
the flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, should pay
the buoy fees in ports where there are buoys, and,
in case they are foreigners, they should pay buoy and
anchor fees in accordance with the prescribed- tariff
whether they communicate or not.
of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must be in possession
of a maritime document showing name of the boat, its
owner, serial number, tonnage and how it has been
possessed. The prescribed fees in accordance with
the tariff should be collected unless the owner of the
boat is in possession of such maritime document.
owner to another by selling or granting or any disposal
of the same sort, the necessary note must be made on
its special register indicating the conveyance. A
maritime document should be made for its new owner and
the due fees should be collected in accordance with
the tariff.
to increasing its capacity, must be registered in the
Harbour Departments after it has been surveyed and the
necessary document has been made for its owner and the
imposed fees for the document and the survey have been
collected in accordance with the tar in laid down.
The necessary number must also be put on it.
Article 32:
:very sailing boat belonging to a sueject
Article 34*. In the event of conveyance effected by one
Article 35;
Every boat newly made or enlarged with a view
Drticle 36*. Harbour Departments should collect the fees
for permits granted to sailors, divers, coolies and
fishermen in accordance with the tariff. They should
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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)

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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