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                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554

Certified Mail #     7000 0520 0021 4662 8115
Return Receipt Requested

In the Matter of

Wel Aska Corp                    )
Valdez, Alaska                   )           File No: EB-04-AN-002
   Ship Radio Station - Ocean    )
State
   Documentation Number -        )           NOV No: V200432780002
625499
   Callsign - WAL9023            )
                                )


                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                         Released: March 24, 2004

By the Anchorage Resident Agent Office, Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This  is  a  Notice  of  Violation  ("Notice")   issued 
     pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to  Wel 
     Aska Corp, licensee of ship radio station OCEAN STATE.

  2.      On January  14,  2004,  an agent  of  the  Commission's 
     Anchorage Resident Agent Office inspected ship radio station 
     OCEAN STATE, documentation number  625499, moored at  Valdez 
     Harbor, Space H05, Valdez, Alaska and observed the following 
     violation:

       47 C.F.R.   80.89(a): ``Stations must not engage  in 
       superfluous  radio  communications.''   Transmissions 
       by   emergency   position   indicating   radiobeacons 
       (EPIRBs)  are intended  to  be actuated  manually  or 
       automatically and  operated automatically as part  of 
       a ship or a survival craft station as a locating  aid 
       for  survival  purposes.   The  EPIRB  on  board  the 
       vessel  OCEAN  STATE  was  apparently  activated   by 
       improper storage or handling.

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as  amended,2 and  Section  1.89 of  the  Commission's 
     Rules, Wel  Aska  Corp,  must  submit  a  written  statement 
     concerning this matter  within 20  days of  release of  this 
     Notice.  The  response must  fully explain  each  violation, 
     must contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken  to 
     correct each violation and  preclude recurrence, and  should 
     include a  time line  for completion  of pending  corrective 
     action(s).  The  response must  be  complete in  itself  and 
     signed by  a  principal or  officer  of the  licensee.   All 
     replies and documentation  sent in response  to this  Notice 
     should be marked  with the  File No. and  NOV No.  specified 
     above, and mailed to the following address:
                 Federal Communications Commission
                 Enforcement Bureau
                 Anchorage Resident Agent Office
                 P.O. Box 221849
                 Anchorage, Alaska 99522-1849

  4.      This Notice  shall be  sent by  certified mail;  return 
     receipt requested, to Wel Aska  Corp, P.O. Box 962,  Valdez, 
     AK 99686. 

  5.      The Privacy Act  of 19743 requires  that we advise  you 
     that  the  Commission   will  use   all  relevant   material 
     information before it,  including any information  disclosed 
     in your reply, to determine what, if any, enforcement action 
     is required to ensure compliance.  Any false statement  made 
     knowingly  and  willfully  in   reply  to  this  Notice   is 
     punishable by fine  or imprisonment  under Title  18 of  the 
     U.S. Code.4


                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS 
COMMISSION



                                David J. Charlton
                                Resident Agent
                                Anchorage Resident Agent Office
_________________________

1 47 C.F.R.  1.89.

2 47 U.S.C.  308(b).
3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).

4 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.