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Illegal Drug Policy
For Commercial Fishing
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant
Adm. Paul Yost and Customs Ser- vice Commissioner William von
Raab recently announced that per- sonal-use of illegal drugs found on commercial fishing industry vessels will no longer subject the vessel to immediate seizure, provided the vessel is engaged in fishery opera- tions, or is en route to or from fishe- ry operations.
The new interim procedure re- cently went into effect. Specific reg- ulations will be published in the near future. The recent action re- sults from requirements contained in the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, and applies only to commercial fish- ing industry vessels. Common car- riers, such as ferryboats, cruise
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The law already protects this class of vessel from seizure and forfeiture due to the conduct of a passenger possessing or bringing drugs on board unless there is evidence that the master/operator knew of the violation or was grossly negligent in preventing the violation.
In the past, under the administra- tion's zero tolerance policy, com- mercial fishing industry vessels found with personal-use quantities of illegal drugs would have been immediately seized and escorted into port to await forfeiture pro- ceedings by the U.S. Customs Ser- vice.
Now, the operator of the vessel will be handed a summons by the boarding officer who discovers the drugs. The summons requires the vessel to be presented before the local director of customs at a speci- fied port, at the completion of the trip, or within a stated time period.
It will then be determined, through administrative procedures, whether the vessel is to be forfeited or a pen- alty is to be paid.
The procedure also addresses what happens to a vessel after it is seized. It calls for expedited proce- dures to settle all such matters, pro- viding a 20-day period to petition for the return of the vessel and requiring a decision from Customs within 20 days of receipt of the peti- tion.
When a summons is issued, the operator of the vessel will also be given details of the revised forfei- ture procedures. Failure to appear subjects the vessel to seizure, and may subject the operator to arrest and criminal prosecution.
Personal use illegal drug quanti- ties are generally defined as less than one gram of cocaine or heroin, and less than one ounce of marijua- na.
Comsat Names Taricco
Western Region Manager,
Maritime Industries Sales
Comsat Maritime Services re- cently announced that Thomas
Taricco has been named Western region manager, maritime industries sales, responsible for the company's maritime satellite services sales ef- forts within the shipping, fishing and offshore markets located on the
Mr. Taricco, who is based in
Seattle, will also manage West
Coast sales/service of SeaPhoneSM, a new telephone system designed especially for crew members.
Comsat, a publicly traded corpo- ration, based in Washington, D.C., provides international, domestic, and maritime communication and information services and conducts research on advanced communica- tions techniques. Comsat represents the U.S. in the International Mari- time Satellite Organization (IN-
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Contract To Supply
T-AO Class Propellers
Bird-Johnson Company of Wal- pole, Mass., has been awarded the contracts to supply the twin-screw controllable-pitch (CP) propeller systems for the Navy fleet oilers T-
AOs 198, 200, 202 and 204.
Avondale Shipyards Division of
Avondale Industries, Inc. of New
Orleans, La., which is building the ships, made the announcement ear- lier this year following a thorough evaluation of proposals from a num- ber of manufacturers. Bird-Johnson is supplying the CP propeller sys- tems for the 11 previously con- tracted T-AO-187 Henry J. Kaiser
The nickel-aluminum-bronze blades will be manufactured at
Bird-Johnson's Pascagoula, Miss., propeller foundry. Assembled, each 21-foot diameter, four-bladed CP propeller unit will be rated at 16,000 hp. Delivery of the propellers will being in August 1989.
Bird-Johnson Company is a lead- ing manufacturer of controllable and fixed pitch propellers for com- mercial and naval applications with facilities in Walpole, Mass.; Pasca- goula, Miss.; and Seattle, Wash.
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Free Literature On
Self-Contained A/C Unit
From Eastern Marine
Eastern Marine Manufacturing,
Stuart, Fla., is offering free litera- ture detailing its new marine self- contained 12-volt DC/115-volt air conditioning unit with a capacity of 6,500 BTU, 9,000 BTU or 12,000
The bulletin provides a brief overview of the self-contained unit, with the use of a black-and-white photograph, text and a specification chart.
The spec chart highlights three
A/C models offered by the company for marine applications, providing model number, dimensions, amper- age, power available, and price.
For a free copy of the bulletin from Eastern Marine Manufactur- ing,
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