FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 250
[poor xerox copy]
_To Whom It May Concern_:
I, JONE CHIRIASI, HOSTESS OF THE YACHT APOLLO, in the ownership of
OPERATION TRANSPORT CORPORATION LIMITED PANAMA, presently berthed in Safi
Marocco [sic], do hereby take my oath and swear as follows:
1. I was asked by Mr. Galbraith, known to me as the Vice-Consul of the
United States in Casablanca, to accompany him and PETER DAVID WARREN,
OWNERS REPRESENTATIVE AND PORT CAPTAIN OF THE YACHT APOLLO, to the
restaurant Sidi Bouzid in Safi.
2. Mr. Galbraith took us to this restaurant in a diplomatic car, and
there bought us lunch. We left for the restaurant at about 12.00 and
returned at about 15.00 in the afternoon, and I was subsequently in the
lounge of the Yacht with Mr. Warren and Mr. Galbraith during a part of the
time that they spent there.
3. In the course of the time that I was with Mr. Galbraith and Mr. Warren
I personally heard Mr. Galbraith declare as follows at separate times,
mostly during his conversation with Mr. Warren, sometimes talking to me:
4. That he could if he had to infiltrate someone on board the Yacht
Apollo, that it was easy to do, but because it was expensive and would
take a lot of work, he preferred that Mr. Warren should tell the truth
about the Yacht APOLLO and save him the trouble, declaring that the
statement that the Yacht APOLLO is a part of a business management company
as made by Mr. Warren was not true.
5. Later Mr. Galbraith stated that he might have to supply details about
the Yacht APOLLO and what it did, and if so, he wanted to have a better
story to give than Mr. Warren's statement, and that he did not mind if the
statement were true or not.
6. In reply to Mr. Warren's question as to whether he was under pressure
to get information about the Yacht APOLLO, Mr. Galbraith replied that he
7. Mr. Galbraith speculated and viewed the possibilities that the ship
was a brothel, engaged in drug traffic, or casino, and at
separate times stated that he would not care if he were told that any of
these were the case. He stated that he thought it was best to state that
the ship contained the religious cult of Scientology kooks, in which case
the ship would not be touched.
8. He stated that if the ship was religious it would not be of any
interest to the CIA, and that only if the ship was politically engaged
would the ship be of interest to the CIA.
9. By [illegible] [?]at only an account of the ship as different to being
a business management company would be acceptable to him as something he
could tell Nelson, by stating that he did not care if some false account
of the ship were given him by Mr. Warren, by suggesting that Mr. Warren
should publish a brochure containing such an account, he attempted to get
Mr. Warren to give an account of the ship other than the true one.
10. Mr. Galbraith stated that if a new story were not given, and if the
ship should arouse too many questions, he (Galbraith) would get the Yacht
APOLLO sunk tomorrow in her berth in Safi. He would not do this himself
he said, but would get the CIA to do it.
11. He stated that it would be easy for the ship to be dealt with if
necessary; it would only need two bottles of Coke in the oil intake, or
some diamond dust, and the engines would give up some way out of port.
12. He said that if the ship became an embarrassment to the United States
Nixon would order the CIA to sink or sabotage it.
13. Mr. Galbraith stated that Nixon had once ordered the CIA to sink a
ship in Libya, not because it was doing anything in particular or anything
wrong but simply because it was causing too [illegible] questions and the
position of the USA in Libya was bad enough and [illegible] the CIA had
sunk the vessel.
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