ROUTING AND RECORD Si.cTET
INSTRUCTIONS: Officer drsignaiions ihould be used it Ihe "TO" column. Under eachino should bo drawn across sheet and each common! numbered locoirowond with the number in tho "TO" column. Each officer Should initial (check mark insufficient) before further routine. This Routine and Record Sheet should be returned to Reentry.
FR0M" CHIEF, WESTERN HEMISPHERE DIVISION
DIRECTOR OF CERTI
In order to give Bare rapid supportoaalble PBF0HTDTD3 operation It la recommended thett
A pieryeet be constructedCBALG. Cost) . lime of construction: weeks. Thla vill permit ships upeet In Length endeet draft. Ho feci lit lei except for email boats exist at present* ltoreaent of supplies by water now would require use of Mary faculties and consequent "cutting in" of outside people.
A small ahlpini sum cargo capacityons be rented. Estimated cost. 0 per month. Zt would be ranted by ROPUS, staffed vltb bis own crew, and vould work up and down tba Atlantic Coast carrying produce. In thlaattern of activity would be established and tbe crew familiarised with coast porta, including port ofir^atlCTi.
When material Is shipped froor.DIHJBALO/ followingwould be observed: HJFOS crew turns over chip tocrew at an Intermediate point. ev loadscncBALO, sails it to intermediate point where Itbock to RUFUS crew. This gives Increasedspeed and eliminates need for harbor and dockIntermediate point. reater range of suitablepoints is automatically mode available. We ncvsmall boat att pTRQBALQwith ample facilities forour crew to intermediate point. Sufficient numberagency personnel serve se crew.
RUFUS has enlisted elduatemalan Import-export merchant who le now travelling Central America inspecting ships and port sites. This ne re bant has already rcconneoded tvo ships. These ore:
ship of Panananlan registry; capacity, ldo10';nots;en. Tblsbe hired0onth, or sixsimilar vessel at the same pricepeedknots.
chip of Colombian registry;0 tons;
; speed,oots; crew.on. Tbls ship can be rentedooth.
3. Ivynent of addKlnnal C US ono authorised, payaeut through This will salnteln RUPIE' organization intact until
V. One shlnaent by air, not toons,nCBAloHo C his is lassf supplies now at/OTRCBALO. It la Insufficient to spark, any nove by RTJFU3 but vould serve several useful purposes]
vouldthe security of rior todec le Ion in supportull-fledgedwithout the danger of open Involrenent.
vould test our ability to aove suppliesby air. If any security problea developedjmcBALO end, operation could betba serious consequences that vouldIf ve versajor operation.
to be shipped could beforpurposes. It would strengthen tbe aoralenon and ellnlnate the delay that wouldbe required In order to train In use of
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