Διενέργεια έρευνας της Αγγλικής Κυβέρνησης για την Αποφυλάκιση του Πλοίαρχου Μιχαήλ Σάββα Κελέσιη (Καπετάν Μίχαλος), item 9

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by the Cyprus Government to carry one rifle and a

little ammuniton when at sea: that this rifle is

registered in the Customs House at Kerynia and is

regularly handed over by him to the Customs

authorities as soon as he enters port. He denies

that he had two rifles.

His explanation of the strong smell of

petroleum was that on his last voyage from Kerynia

in November he carried a quantitiy of crushed olive-

seed (pyrrina?), and that this was the cause of the

smell. Against this, the visiting officer is

convinced that the smell was that of petroleum

(which is very different thing!) that it was very

strong and that it was quite recent and also that

the sand was impregnated with it. The smell of

olive-oil would certainly have evaporated since

November last.

Enquiries are now being made at Rhodes as

to where the sand-ballast was bought, and whether by

any chance it could have been impregnated with

petroleum before it was purchased by Michel Sava.


The whole case really hangs on the

petroleum question, and it is a great pity that the

schooner had to be sunk, the evidence thereby being

destroyed.

Admiral Moreau wishes me to point out to

you that in the absence of any British ships of war

on the Cyprus coast he regards his work in Cyprus

territorial waters as work done in the name of the

British Admiralty, his ships being lent for the

                                                                                 purpose

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179

by the Cyprus Government to carry one rifle and a

little ammuniton when at sea: that this rifle is

registered in the Customs House at Kerynia and is

regularly handed over by him to the Customs

authorities as soon as he enters port. He denies

that he had two rifles.

His explanation of the strong smell of

petroleum was that on his last voyage from Kerynia

in November he carried a quantitiy of crushed olive-

seed (pyrrina?), and that this was the cause of the

smell. Against this, the visiting officer is

convinced that the smell was that of petroleum

(which is very different thing!) that it was very

strong and that it was quite recent and also that

the sand was impregnated with it. The smell of

olive-oil would certainly have evaporated since

November last.

Enquiries are now being made at Rhodes as

to where the sand-ballast was bought, and whether by

any chance it could have been impregnated with

petroleum before it was purchased by Michel Sava.


The whole case really hangs on the

petroleum question, and it is a great pity that the

schooner had to be sunk, the evidence thereby being

destroyed.

Admiral Moreau wishes me to point out to

you that in the absence of any British ships of war

on the Cyprus coast he regards his work in Cyprus

territorial waters as work done in the name of the

British Admiralty, his ships being lent for the

                                                                                 purpose


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  • October 28, 2018 18:30:49 Sarika Jain

    179

    by the Cyprus Government to carry one rifle and a

    little ammuniton when at sea: that this rifle is

    registered in the Customs House at Kerynia and is

    regularly handed over by him to the Customs

    authorities as soon as he enters port. He denies

    that he had two rifles.

    His explanation of the strong smell of

    petroleum was that on his last voyage from Kerynia

    in November he carried a quantitiy of crushed olive-

    seed (pyrrina?), and that this was the cause of the

    smell. Against this, the visiting officer is

    convinced that the smell was that of petroleum

    (which is very different thing!) that it was very

    strong and that it was quite recent and also that

    the sand was impregnated with it. The smell of

    olive-oil would certainly have evaporated since

    November last.

    Enquiries are now being made at Rhodes as

    to where the sand-ballast was bought, and whether by

    any chance it could have been impregnated with

    petroleum before it was purchased by Michel Sava.


    The whole case really hangs on the

    petroleum question, and it is a great pity that the

    schooner had to be sunk, the evidence thereby being

    destroyed.

    Admiral Moreau wishes me to point out to

    you that in the absence of any British ships of war

    on the Cyprus coast he regards his work in Cyprus

    territorial waters as work done in the name of the

    British Admiralty, his ships being lent for the

                                                                                     purpose

  • October 28, 2018 18:29:12 Sarika Jain

    179

    by the Cyprus Government to carry one rifle and a

    little ammuniton when at sea: that this rifle is

    registered in the Customs House at Kerynia and is

    regularly handed over by him to the Customs

    authorities as soon as he enters port. He denies

    that he had two rifles.

    His explanation of the strong smell of

    petroleum was that on his last voyage from Kerynia

    in November he carried a quantitiy of crushed olive-

    seed (pyrrina?), and that this was the cause of the

    smell. Against this, the visiting officer is

    convinced that the smell was that of petroleum

    (which is very different thing!) that it ws very

    strong and that it was quite recent and also that

    the same was impregnated with it. The smell of

    olive-oil would certainly have evaporated since

    November last.

    Enquiries are now being made at Rhodes as

    to where the sand-ballast was bought, and whether by

    any chance it could have been impregnated with

    petroleum before it was purchased by Michel Sava.


    The whole case really hangs on the

    petroleum question, and it is a great pity that the

    schooner had to be sunk, the evidence thereby being

    destroyed.

    Admiral Moreau wishes me to point out to

    you that in the absence of any British ships of war

    on the Cyprus coast he regards his work in Cyprus

    territorial waters as work done in the name of the

    British Admiralty, his ships being lent for the

                                                                                     purpose


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