Cablegate: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer Marine Research Clearance

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.




E.O. 12958: N/A
REQUEST, JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2005, FILE NO. 2004139

REF: STATE 264667

1. Embassy forwarded documents received December 14, 2004
and requested clearance for the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer for
the period January 1 - December 31, 2005, from the Americas
Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
of the government of New Zealand. We will advise when MFAT
replies to the clearance request.

2. Para 5 of reftel notes that space can be provided for
coastal state participation, if requested at least one month
prior to ship's departure. As embassy did not receive
initial clearance request via cable until December 11, 2004,
and application documents until December 14, 2004, post
requests that this one-month notification deadline be waived
if New Zealand requests participation.


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