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


In the Matter of                )
                                )
Stratos Offshore Services Company            )    File No. EB-04-
OR-175
Owner of Antenna Structure No. 1021526       )
West Bethesda, MD  20817                         )                               
NOV No.  V20053262001
                                

                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  November 
10, 2004

By the District Director, New Orleans Office, Enforcement Bureau:

    1.    This  is  a  Notice  of  Violation  ("Notice")   issued 
      pursuant  to Section  1.89 of the  Commission's Rules,1  to 
      Stratos   Offshore  Services  Company,  owner  of   antenna 
      structure No. 1021526.

    2.    On November 4, 2004, a representative of the 
      Commission's New Orleans Office inspected antenna 
      structure No. 1021526 located on Bayou Road  in Toca, 
      Louisiana, and observed the following violation:

2.a.      47 C.F.R.  17.4(g): Failure to display the antenna 
          structure registration number in a conspicuous place so 
          that it is readily visible near the base of the antenna 
          structure.  At the time of inspection, no antenna 
          structure registration number was observed at the base 
          of the structure.

    3.    Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
      1934,  as amended,2  and Section 1.89  of the  Commission's 
      Rules,  Stratos Offshore  Services Company,  must submit  a 
      written statement concerning this matter within 20 days  of 
      release  of this Notice.  The  response must fully  explain 
      the  violation, must  contain a statement  of the  specific 
      action   taken  to  correct  the  violation  and   preclude 
      recurrence,  and should include a time line for  completion 
      of  pending  corrective  action.   The  response  must   be 
      complete in itself and signed by a principal or officer  of 
      the  owner  with personal  knowledge  of the  matter.   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
                 New Orleans Office
                      Room 460
                                      2424 Edenborn Avenue
                                      Metairie, Louisiana  70001


     4.  This Notice shall be sent to Stratos Offshore Services 
Company, 6903 Rockledge Drive, Suite 500, West Bethesda, MD  
20817

     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



                                     James C. Hawkins
                                District Director
                                New Orleans Office



cc:  Ms. Sheryl Scobel
       Stratos Offshore Services Company
       701 Poydras Street, Suite 1550
       New Orleans, Louisiana  70139

_________________________

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.