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Israel-bound Ship with 500 Jewish Passengers Permitted to Leave Crete Port for Haifa

The “S.S. Tampa,” carrying 500 Israel-bound Jewish refugees, was permitted to leave Herakelion, Crete, today for Haifa by the port’s control board, it was announced here.

The vessel had anchored in the port to refuel but had been detained by the Greek authorities on orders from Athens, until port officials could determine that there were no “regular Israeli troops” aboard.