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03THEHAGUE1863 2003-07-23 10:54:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy The Hague
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PRE-LICENSE CHECK ON BLOEMSMA & VAN

Tags:   BEXP KOMC ETTC NL 
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					  UNCLAS THE HAGUE 001863 

SIPDIS

RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN 2676
RHFJUSC/U.S. CUSTOMS SERVICE WASHDC 7992
RUEHFT/AMCONSUL FRANKFURT 3732
USDOC FOR 3133/USFCS/OIO/OWE/ESLETTEN/PBUCHER
USDOC FOR 4212/USFCS/MAC/EUR/OWE/DDEFALCO
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/ST WADDY/MICHELLE ZAGER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP KOMC ETTC NL
SUBJECT: PRE-LICENSE CHECK ON BLOEMSMA & VAN
BREEMEN SHIPYARD; LICENSE APPLICATION NUMBER
D310296

REF: USDOC 03248



1. PER REF 03248, THE BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY
REQUESTED POST THE HAGUE TO CONDUCT A PRE-LICENSE
CHECK ON BLOEMSMA & VAN BREEMEN SHIPYARD. THE
SHIPYARD IS THE ULTIMATE CONSIGNEE OF A NAVIGATIONAL
AID UNIT, CONTAINING THREE CAMERAS, WHICH ARE
CONTROLLED FOR NUCLEAR, NON-PROLIFERATION AND ANTI-
TERRORISM REASONS. LICENSE APPLICANT IS NIGHT VISION
TECHNOLOGIES, INC., IRVING, TEXAS.



2. COMMERCIAL ATTACH PAMELA WARD AND FSN NATASHA KEYLARD
VISITED THE SHIPYARD ON JULY 21, 2003, AND MET WITH MR. NICO


J. VAN BREEMEN, DIRECTOR, AND MS. MARJAN VAN BREEMEN, HIS
WIFE AND PARTNER IN THE COMPANY. THE SHIPYARD IS BUILDING
LUXURY YACHT "PATRIOT" FOR U.S. CUSTOMER MARK GROSVENOR.
MR. GROSVENOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION IS:

MARK GROSVENOR
1125 CRESCENT H ROAD
8314 WILSON, WYOMING
TEL: 307-734-5141
CELL: 307-413-6100



3. THE NAVIGATIONAL AID UNIT WILL BE MOUNTED ON THE TOP OF
THE MAST, USING A MOBILE CRANE. AS THE UNIT WILL BE BOLTED
DOWN, IT CANNOT EASILY BE REMOVED FROM THIS LOCATION. IN
ADDITION, THE NAVIGATIONAL AID UNIT DOES NOT FUNCTION
WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE SOFTWARE, WHICH IS STORED ON THE
HARD DRIVE OF ONE OF TWELVE COMPUTERS ONBOARD. LOCKS ON THE
DOORS RESTRICT ACCESS ONTO THE YACHT. IN ADDITION, A CREW OF
FOUR CURRENTLY RESIDES ON THE YACHT.



4. AS CAPTAIN RONALD D. LEPARD, HIS WIFE AND TWO ADDITIONAL
CREW MEMBERS WILL BE LIVING ON THE YACHT MOST OF THE TIME,
EMBASSY OFFICIALS MET WITH CAPTAIN LEPARD. HE IS CLOSELY
ACQUAINTED WITH YACHT OWNER MARK GROSVENOR AND STATED THAT
HE AND THE OWNER ARE EAGER TO COMPLY WITH EXPORT REGULATIONS
AND ARE BOTH U.S. CITIZENS. HIS CONTACT INFORMATION IS:

28531 VIA PRINCESSA #A
MURRIETTA, CA 92563
TEL: 760-612-7376
TEL: +31-6-57320848 (CELL PHONE WHERE HE CAN BE REACHED
WHILE IN THE NETHERLANDS
E-MAIL: CAPTAINRON@CAPTAINSGROTTO.COM

NOTE THAT HIS CURRENT RESIDENCE IS THE YACHT THAT IS
CURRENTLY LOCATED AT THE BLOEMSMA & VAN BREEMEN SHIPYARD.



5. THE NAVIGATIONAL AID UNIT CONSISTS OF A THREE TYPES OF
CAMERAS: INFRARED, IMAGE INTENSIFIER AND A LOW-LUX. THE
SENSORS ON THE INFRARED CAMERA DETECT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE HEAT SIGNATURE OF ANY OBJECT AND THE SURROUNDING AREA OR
OTHER OBJECTS. THE IMAGE INTENSIFIER SCANS AN AREA AND
AMPLIFIES THE AVAILABLE AMBIENT LIGHT TO PRODUCE A CLEAR
IMAGE. THE THIRD CAMERA PRODUCES AN IMAGE USING LIMITED
LEVELS OF AVAILABLE LIGHT. IN COMBINATION, THE THREE
CAMERAS ARE ABLE TO PRODUCE AN IMAGE UNDER ALMOST EVERY TYPE
OF CONDITION.



6. IF THE EXPORT LICENSE IS GRANTED AND DEPENDING ON THE
LENGTH OF THE APPROVAL PROCESS, THE NAVIGATIONAL AID UNIT
WILL BE MOUNTED ONTO THE YACHT IN THE NETHERLANDS PRIOR TO
ITS DEPARTURE FOR THE UNITED STATES. IF THE APPROVAL PROCESS
IS LENGTHY, THE NAVIGATIONAL AID UNIT WILL BE SHIPPED TO
MIAMI, FLORIDA AND MOUNTED ON THE YACHT IN THE UNITED
STATES. THE YACHT IS SCHEDULED TO DEPART FOR THE UNITED
STATES IN APPROXIMATELY 4-6 WEEKS.



7. CONCLUSION: POST CONDUCTED THIS PRE-LICENSE CHECK IN
ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED. MR. AND MRS. VAN
BREEMEN WELCOMED EMBASSY OFFICIALS AND WERE VERY FORTHCOMING
IN THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION. HE AND HIS SURROUNDINGS
LEFT A FAVORABLE IMPRESSION. MR. VAN BREEMEN SEEMS SUITABLE
TO RECEIVE THE NAVIGATIONAL AID UNIT FOR MOUNTING ON THE
PATRIOT YACHT.
CS THE HAGUE/KEYLARD/WARD)RUSSEL