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Cablegate: France: R/V Corwith Cramer Research Clearance Request:

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Lucia A Keegan 10/13/2006 10:24:34 AM From DB/Inbox: Lucia A Keegan

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UNCLAS PARIS 06721

SIPDIS
cxparis:
ACTION: SCI
INFO: AGR UNESCO AMBO SCIO LABO POL ENGO ECSO DCM AMB
ECON ESCI

DISSEMINATION: SCIX
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: ECON:RWDRY
DRAFTED: SCI/OMS:LMBIRKINSHAW
CLEARED: NONE

VZCZCFRI860
OO RUEHC
DE RUEHFR #6721 2851006
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 121006Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY PARIS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2110

UNCLAS PARIS 006721

SIPDIS

PLEASE PASS TO OES/OA LIZ TIRPAK AND ROBERTA BARNES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TPHY KRVC EWWT FR
SUBJECT: FRANCE: R/V CORWITH CRAMER RESEARCH CLEARANCE REQUEST:
OCTOBER 12 THROUGH NOVEMBER 19, 2006

REF: (A) STATE DEPARTMENT FILE NO.: 2006 - 040

(B) SECSTATE 65280


1. (U) Embassy received research clearance for the subject vessel
(Reftel A) from the MFA under cover of diplomatic note number
1202/AME dated 11 October 2006. The note states that the French
authorities have no objection to the research campaign of the
Corwith Cramer in the French waters of the Guadeloupe and Martinique
from 12 October 2006 to 19 November 2006. The note further states
that local authorities have been informed.

2. (U) The note further indicates that the French authorities do
not wish that "heavy seismic operations" be conducted during the
research program. The note also underscores the necessity for the
research vessel, throughout its program, to pay specific attention
not to harm fishing equipment left in the place within the French
waters by professional fishermen. This equipment (cages, nets,
long-lines) is marked according to current regulations by round red
buoys but can also be indicated by other various floating markers.

3. (U) The note also states that the ship must inform French
authorities of its entrance into and exit from the French waters
(info to be sent to: Bureau Emploi Mer/Emia; Tel: 00 33 (0) 5 96 39
51 64 - Fax: 00 33 (0) 5 96 39 51 65), and inform them should buoys
be deployed for measurements (position, GDH)).

4. (U) Finally, the MFA requests three/three copies of both the
preliminary and post cruise report.

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