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Coll 6/54 'Saudi-Arabia: Limits of Saudi Arabian territorial waters.' [‎31r] (61/108)

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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 60:
Any sailing boat that leaves its
specified place and goes to a coast void of
Government Departments within Saudi Arabian
territorial waters and there lands its cargo
without good reason, will be considered to be
smuggling and its cargo shall be confiscated.
Article 61 : Boats which enter the harbour
carrying inflammable material should anchor far
away from the anchorage of commercial boats and
ships.
Article 62; Agents of shipping companies are
compelled to warn the Administration in writing of
the times at which their ships arrive in the
harbour twenty-four hours before their arrival.
They should likewise give the names of the places
from which they are coming and also those to which
they will go as well as the number of passengers
and cargo they carry, whether the ships have
pilots or otherwise.
Article 63: Shipping agents are compelled
to notify the Administration of ships that may
require pilots from the country to bring’ them in
the harbour and must nominate the pilot so that
he may be given permission.
Article 64 : In the event of fire breaking
out or collision ocurring to any ship within the
harbour, the company to which the ship sustaining
the damage belongs must draw it away from the
route of other ships in the course of fifteen
days. should the company fail to comply with
this, the Government will arrange for the ship

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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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