According to certain reports emanating from the greek border, Albanian Authorities have established a strong security zone all the long of the Ionian coast of Albania, while sentries and patrols in the greco-albanian border have reinforced.
According to certain reports emanating from the greek border, Albanian Authorities have established a strong security zone all the long of the Ionian coast of Albania, while sentries and patrols in the greco-albanian border have reinforced. These are measures of precaution and protection of the life of Nikita Khrushchev and other noted top communist leaders now conferring in Tirana from an eventual "penetration" of agents from the West. Particularly the coast north of Corfu Channel is closely watched by Albanian torpedo-boats seizing all "suspect" ships plying even off the albanian territorial waters. Such was the case of the German yacht "Aridne" which has been forced to change course and drop anchor in a small port south of Santi-Quaranta. The owner of the German yacht Herr Heinrich Van Strelen, a Dutch, refused at first to follow the Albanian torpedo-boat but later he had to, for the albanian boat begun to push his yacht with its prow causing serious damages to "Ariadne". Upon arrival at the small port, Albanian Security Police assisted by Russians isolated in separate rooms the four members of the party of the yacht (Mr. Van Strelen and his wife Maria, Dr. Karl Heinsdorf and Ing. Helmut Laible from Kologne) and started and intensive questioning on their presence in the area, as well as on a non-existent "fifth passenger" on board. After a whole day's exhaustive questioning, the party has been set free escorted until the coasts of Corfu by another gun-boat.