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Coll 6/54 'Saudi-Arabia: Limits of Saudi Arabian territorial waters.' [‎26r] (51/108)

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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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committing a breach of these Regulations,
(b) to inspect and seize smuggled and prohibited
goods within the Customs area. It is entitled to
go beyond the Customs line within the boundaries of
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a view to pui*suing
boats and smugglers should suspicion attach to them,
(c) To forward any seized smuggled or prohibited
goods to the nearest Customs Administration with a
report of the incident and to inform the Central
Office accordingly,
(d) To seize any luggage, goods, things and
(detain) passengers entering or leaving places where
there are no Customs Department, and to forward the
same to the nearest customs Department with a report
about the incident and to inform the central office
accordingly,
(e) to seize all articles and luggage v/hich may
be loaded or discharged or insisted upon to be loaded
or discharged in an improper manner, and to forward
the same with a report about the incident to the
nearest Customs Department and to inform the central
office accordingly,
(f) To seize all prohibited articles if they are
shipped or discharged or if it is insisted that they
should be shipped and not entered on the manifest
and to forward the same with a report about the
incident to the nearest Customs Department and to
inform the central office accordingly,
(g) To go aboard boats vhiich come near the coasts
and which may be carrying cargo, and to ask for the
manifest which-should be checked with the cargo they
carry. should there be in the boat a small
quantity/

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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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