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First World Convention of Israel Maritime League Meets Aboard Vessel in Haifa Harbor

The S.S. Kedmak, first merchant ship to fly the Israel flag, anchored off this port, was the scene last night of the first world convention of the Israel Maritime League, attended by 200 delegates from the United States, Canada, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Great Britain, France and Italy representing 40,000 members.

The Israel merchant fleet has increased since the creation of the Jewish state from four ships of 6,000 tons to 21 totalling 50,000 tons, carrying passengers to Italy and France and freight to the United States and Western Europe, it was reported. Minister of Communications David Remez told the meeting the primary task facing the League was the organization of adequate agencies to train youth for the merchant marine.