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1. So long as it remains the policy of the United States Government to discourage trade with Cuba, no vessel which may hereafter come under control of the Controlling Party or the other parties hereto will call at Cuban ports.

2. Annex 1 hereto shall be kept current by immediate communication to the United States Maritime Administration concerning the acquisition of control by the Controlling Party of any vessel not listed therein, or concerning the disposition by the Controlling Party of any vessel listed in Annex 1 or any amendment thereto.

(Shipowner or Company Official) Embassy or Consulate of the United States of America: Subscribed and sworn to before me

Consul of the United States of America at

duly commissioned and qualified this --- day of

Consul of the United States of America. The undersigned parties hereby authorize and approve the foregoing Certification and Assurance and agree to be parties thereto.


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Consul of the United States of America at

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Vessels under control of

(Controlling Party) called at Cuba on or since January 1, 1963.

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Dates of call

Circumstances of


Mr. ROGERS. It would be most helpful. Is this done by State, or by Commerce ?

Mr. JOHNSON. It is done primarily by the State Department. I can't say that others don't participate in the decision.

Mr. ROGERS. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Murphy?

Mr. MURPHY. On that blacklist, Mr. Secretary, how do these ships get on and off it!

Mr. Johnson. Well, our general objective, of course, has been to prevent or eliminate free-world shipping from the Cuban trade. In this effort, one of the principal handicaps, as you know, has been the fact that many of the free-world shipowners have ships under long-term charter and, therefore, these ships are outside their control.

The move in December to open up the possibility of ships getting off the blacklist was made in an effort to reduce still further the number of free-world ships that were engaged in the Cuban trade by making it possible for shipowners who had been caught in this long-term contract situation to get off the blacklist as soon as it became contractually possible for them to do so.

I believe that, up to the present time, there have been somewhere between 25 and 30 ships that have been pulled out of the Cuban trade under this provision, and we feel that this is a step in the direction of our overall objective.

Mr. ROGERS. Would the gentleman yield there?
Mr. MURPHY. Surely.
Mr. ROGERS. Just a question or two on that.

It is strange to me that, after our proclamations saying that we would not allow those ships to come into our American ports to get cargo if they have been in the Cuban trade, the excuse has been, in allowing these ships to continue and yet still come in with other ships, that they were under long-term contract, but every month we get different named ships, so there seems to be no cutoff date as to when you would allow these long-term contracts to be in existence, and so they could carry on this trade and now with your new regulation all they have to do, when they are running out of cargo to bring from Cuba, or back from the Soviet Union, wherever it may be, is simply say, “Well, this particular ship we will take out of the Cuban trade and we will come over and pick up Government-generated cargo,” and perhaps there is no reason why these same ships can't qualify for this Russian shipment and all the other ships can still continue, by the same line, to Cuba, whereas, before, your regulation was that the ship could not have come in unless all of those ships stopped.

Isn't that true?

Mr. JOHNSON. My understanding is that before this regulation there was really no way in which the ship could get off the blacklist.

Mr. ROGERS. That is right. Mr. JOHNSON. I am sorry I don't have the regulation with me, but I believe that you will find that the regulation does have a cutoff. In other words, the date of the regulation was approximately December 16 or 17, something like that.

Mr. ROGERS. 1963.

Mr. JOHNSON. 1963. I don't think it would be possible for a shipowner to make a long-term contract now at this stage and subsequently be eligible to pull that ship off the blacklist.

Mr. ROGERS. Thank you.
Mr. MURPHY. When did you establish the blacklist ?

Mr. JOHNSON. I believe about a year ago, but that can be easily checked.

Mr. MURPHY. Was it before the threatened quarantine, or after it! That was in October of 1962.

Mr. JOHNSON. Yes. It was established, I think, very shortly after that, but I would have to check up on that.

Mr. MURPHY. How long are these long-range charters that these companies entered into?

Mr. JOHNSON. I am not really competent to testify on that. I understand they have varying terms and some of them may run for several years or more, but I am sure that the experts in the Maritime Administration would be able to give you much more accurate information on this.

Mr. MURPHY. Mr. Chairman, could we have those terms, the items in the blacklist, just what they constitute, made a part of the record ?

Mr. DoWNING (presiding). Is the Secretary able to furnish that information ?

Mr. JOHNSON. I am not sure that I understand exactly what you have in mind.

Mr. MURPHY. The regulations that effect the blacklist.
Mr. JOHNSON. Yes, surely, we would be glad to supply them.

Mr. DoWNING. Would you put them in the record when they become available?

Mr. JOHNSON. Yes, sir. (The following material was subsequently supplied for the record :) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

(Report No. 25)


JANUARY 1, 1963 Section 1. The Maritime Administration is making available to the appropriate departments the following list of vessels which have arrived in Cuba since January 1, 1963, based on information received through January 17, 1964, exclusive of those vessels that called at Cuba on U.S. Government-approved noncommercial voyages and those listed in section 2. Pursuant to established U.S. Government policy, the listed vessels are ineligible to carry U.S. Government-financed cargoes from the United States. Flag of registry, name of ship

Gr088 tonnage Total, all flag (199 ships)-

1,491, 007

British (60 ships)

513, 770

Arlington Court--
Athelorown (tanker).
Athelduke (tanker)
Athelmere (tanker)--
Athelmonarch (tanker)
Athelsultan (tanker)-
Beech Hill
Cedar Hill.
Cosmo Trader' (trip to Cuba), under ex-name, Ivy Fair, British

East Breeze

Fir Hill----
See footnotes at end of table, p. 137.

6, 981 4, 664 7, 300 9, 662 11, 149 9, 089 7,524 11, 182 9, 149 7, 868 8, 813 7, 150 7, 156 7, 271

4,939 8, 708 7, 119

Flag of registry, name of ship

Gro88 tonnage
Grosvenor Mariner..

7, 026 Hazelmoor--

7, 907 Hemisphere--

8, 718 HO Fung

7, 121 Inchstaffa

5, 255 Ivy Fair (now Cosmo Trader, British flag)

7, 201 Kirriemoor_

5, 923 Linkmoor.

8, 236 London Glory (tanker)

10, 081 London Harmony (tanker).

13, 157 London Majesty (tanker)

12, 132 London Prestige (tanker)

16, 194 London Pride (tanker),

10, 776 London Spirit (tanker)

10, 176 London Splendour (tanker)

16, 195 London Valour (tanker)

16, 268 Lord Gladstone-

11, 299 Maratha Enterprise_

7, 166 Mulberry Hill?

7, 121 Newgate.

6, 743 Newlane.

7,043 Oak Hill?

7, 139 Oceantramp

6, 185 Oceantravel.-

10, 477 Overseas Explorer (tanker).

16, 267 Overseas Pioneer (tanker)

16, 267 Redbrook

7, 388 Ruthy Ann-

7, 361 Santa Granda ?

7, 229 Shienfoon-

7, 127 Silverforce--

8, 058 Silverlake" (now Jalaganga, Indian flag)

8, 058 Stanwear

8, 108 Suva Breeze

4,970 Sycamore Hill_

7, 124 Thames Breeze-

7, 878 Timios Stavros" (previous trips to Cuba under Greek flag)

5, 269 Vercharmian--

7, 265 Vergmont

7, 381 West Breeze.

8, 718 Yungfutary.

5, 388 Younglutaton

5, 414 Zela M.

7, 237 Greek (52 ships)---

404, 931 Agios Therapon_

5, 617 Akastos_

7, 331 Aldebaran (tanker)

12, 897 Alice----

7, 189 Ambassade? (sold Hong Kong ship breakers)

8, 600 Americana

7, 104 Anacreon

7, 359 Anatoli.

7, 178 Antonia-

5, 171 Apollon-

9, 744 Armathia

7, 091 Athanassios K

7, 216 Barbarino--

7, 084 Calliopi Michalos--

7, 249 Capetam Petros------

7, 291 See footnotes at end of table, p. 137.


Gro88 tonnage

Flag of registry, name of ship

Embassy' (broken up).
Flora M.
Istoros II.
Kapetan Kostis_
Kyra Hariklia_
Maria de Lourdes.
Maria Santa---
Maria Theresa --
Mastro-Stelios II.
Nicolaos Frangistas.-
North Empress-
North Queen--
Pamit' (now Christos, Lebanese flag).
Perseus (tanker)
Presvia(broken up).
Seirios" (sold Japanese ship breakers)-
Sirius (tanker)-
Stylianos N. Vlassopulos.
Timios Stavros ' (now British flag).
Tina -
Vassiliki (tanker).
Western Trader..

5, 006 7, 249 7, 223 8, 418 7, 031 7, 244 7, 266 7, 128 7, 232 7, 275 5, 032 7, 264 6, 888 7, 219 7, 217 7, 245 7, 147 7, 369 7, 282 7, 199 10, 904 9, 341 3, 929 7, 131 7,144 6, 712 15, 852

7, 143 10, 820 7, 128 5, 911 7, 239 16, 241 7, 244

7, 362 10, 507 9, 268

Lebanese (44 ships).

293, 973

Aiolos II.
Ais Giannis_.
Christos' (trips to Cuba under ex-name, Pamit, Greek flag).
Oris ?
Free Trader---
Giorgos Tsakiroglou-
Ioannis Aspiotis.-
Kalliopi D. Lemos-

Leftrio ---
See footnotes at end of table, p. 137.

7, 256 6, 997 7, 285 6,989 7, 044 6, 259 7, 176 6,995 5, 324 4, 729 4, 557 4, 884

6, 032 7, 187 7,067 7, 240 7, 282 5, 925 7, 297 5, 103 7, 176

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