Subject: New Requirements for Marine Research Cruises and Port Calls in Netherland Waters.
Released by the Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental
and Scientific Affairs, February 1999.
Following this summary, please find a copy of the instructions for "Notification of Proposed Research Cruise". The lead-time requirement for research vessel clearance requests for the Netherlands is three months. Therefore, it is required that all clearance requests for the Netherlands be submitted to the Department of State at least four months prior to the proposed start of research, and in compliance with the "UNOLS Handbook for International Operations of U.S. Research Vessels." ----------------------------------------------------------- Ministry of Foreign Affairs Transport Adviser Letter No. VADV-174/99 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America and has the honor to inform the Embassy that as form 1 February 1999 all requests for port visits to the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, and research cruises in the territorial waters of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, will be handled by the Transport Advisor, Economic Cooperation Department, contact person is Ms. Sandra Robberecht, tel. 348 6583, telefax 348 4909 (alternate: Ms. Joyce Simons, tel. 348 6582). Please note that requests for port visits should be submitted at least two months in advance in conformity with the enclosed application form. Requests for research cruises need to be submitted at least three months in advance, accompanied by a "Notification of Proposed Research Cruise" in duplicate (see the following form). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs avails itself this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States of America the assurances of its highest consideration. The Hague, 28 January 1999 (Start of Form) NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED RESEARCH CRUISE Part A: GENERAL 1. Name of research ship: 2. Cruise dates: 3a. Operating authority: 3b. Operating agent: 4. Owner: 5. Particulars of ship: Name: Nationality: Overall length: Maximum draught: Net tonnage: Propulsion: Call sign: 6. Crew: Name of master: Number of crew: 7. Chief scientist: 8. Geographical area in which the ship will operate: (with reference in latitude and longitude) 9. Brief description of purpose of cruise: 10. Names and dates of intended ports of call: 11. Any special logistic requirements at ports of call: Part B: DETAIL 1. Name of research ship: 2. Cruise dates: 3. Purpose of reasearch and general operational methods: 4. Attach chart showing (on an appropriate scale) the geographical area of the intended work, positions of intended stations/hydrographical sections: 5a. Type of samples required: 5b. Methods by which samples will be obtained (including dredge/core/drill techniquies): 6. Details of moored equipment: 7. Explosives: 8. Detail and reference of: a. Any relevant previous/future cruises: b. Any previous publised research data relating to the proposed cruise: (Attach separate sheet if necessary.) 9. Names and addresses of scientists of the coastal state in whose waters the proposed cruise takes place with whom previous contact has been made: 10. State: a. whether visits to the ship in port by scientist of the coastal state concerned will be acceptable: b. whether it will be acceptable to carry on board an observer from the coastal state for any part of the cruise and dates and ports of embarkation/disembarkation: c. when research data from intended cruise is likely to be made available to the coastal state and if so, by what means: SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT 11. Complete the following table - include a separate copy for each coastal state (indicate "Yes" or "No" if applicable): Marine scientific | water | fisheries | distance of research equipment used | depth (m) | research | to coast in nautical miles | | | <3 3-12 12-50 50-200 List of intended sampling stations during cruise: References: (End of form) [end of document]
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