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Swedish Seamen Protest Blockading and Seizure of Israel Cargoes

The Swedish Federation of Seamen and Transport Workers has submitted a memorandum to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs here, protesting against “aggression against the international merchant marine” by President Nasser of the United Arab Republic and his decision to confiscate the cargo of all ships, irrespective of nationality, carrying Israeli goods through the Suez Canal.

The memorandum demanded that the Foreign Ministry take measures for the maintenance of the legitimate interests of international shipping. “Nasser’s measures are incompatible with the Constantinople Convention of 1888, safeguarding free passage through the Suez Canal of ships of all nations in peace and in war, ” the memorandum noted.