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05PARIS15
2005-01-03 13:29:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Paris
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FRENCH NOTIFICATION OF MARITIME INFRACTION BY U.S.

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						UNCLAS PARIS 000015 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/TPP/OTP-SMILLER, EUR/WE-SBALL, JLEVIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EWWT FR IMO
SUBJECT: FRENCH NOTIFICATION OF MARITIME INFRACTION BY U.S.
VESSEL




1. (U) The French Foreign Ministry has provided the Embassy
with a report filed by the GOF's Maritime Affairs
Administrator alleging an infraction of international
maritime traffic rules by the U.S.-flagged merchant vessel
"Ascencion" on August 15, 2004 off the coast of France in the
English Channel. An informal translation of the diplomatic
note accompanying the report is in para 2. Embassy has
mailed the hardcopy original of the report and supporting
documentation provided by the Foreign Ministry to State -
EB/TPP/OTP and requests it handle the report as necessary.



2. (U) BEGIN INFORMAL TRANSLATION OF DIPLOMATIC NOTE:

Ministry of Foreign Affaires
French Republic
No 2864/DE/ETI

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to
the Embassy of the United States of America and has the honor
to transmit the attached report of an infraction involving a
American-flagged ship that was caught in violation of
international rules of maritime traffic.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would be grateful to the
Embassy of the United States of America if it would transmit
these documents to the relevant authorities and keep it
informed of the eventual action taken as a result of this
notification.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes this opportunity to
renew to the Embassy of the United States of America the
assurances of its highest consideration.

Paris December 1, 2004

Attachment: Report of violation (vessel "Ascencion")

END INFORMAL TRANSLATION"
Wolff