The Consul at Chefoo (Roberts) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 14—7 a.m.]
3. 1. Chefoo Harbor Office recently organized by the Japanese Navy announced that effective January 15 it will take over from the Chinese Maritime Customs:
“(1), Supervision of pilotage; (2), assignment of berths; (3), control harbor and all vessels entering and leaving it; (4), supervision of quarantine; (5), notifications concerning the harbor; (6), communication with vessels.”
2. Masters of vessels are required to deliver on arriving to harbor boarding officer arrival report, passenger list, crew list and import [Page 804]manifest and on departing to the Chefoo Harbor Office clearance application, passenger list and export manifest.
3. Shanghai please inform Commander in Chief.39
Repeated to Peiping, Tsingtao and Chungking.
- Adm. Harry E. Yarnell, U. S. Asiatic Fleet.↩