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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   G & H Towing Company ) File No. EB-08-HU-0119

   Licensee of Radio Station WYG6905 )

   Marine Vessel: C. R. HADEN ) NOV No. V200932540002



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                    Released: October 9, 2008

   By the Resident Agent, Houston Office, South Central Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to G & H Towing Company, licensee of
       radio station WYG6905, for the marine vessel C. R. HADEN.

    2. On October 2, 2008, in response to a complaint from the United States
       Mission Control Center (USMCC), an agent of the Commission's Houston
       Office of the Enforcement Bureau inspected ship radio station WYG6905
       docked at your facility in Galveston, Texas, and observed the
       following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.89(a): "Stations must not engage in superfluous
        radiocommunication." Emergency position indicating radio beacon
        ("EPIRB") stations are intended to be actuated manually or
        automatically as part of a ship or survival craft station as a
        locating aid for survival purposes. At the time of inspection, the
        agent found that the ship's EPIRB had been improperly placed in its
        cradle and inadvertently activated.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, G & H Towing
       Company, must submit a written statement concerning this matter within
       twenty (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 G & H Towing Company. 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

   Federal Communications Commission

   Houston Office

   9597 Jones Road, #362

   Houston, Texas 77065

    4. This Notice shall be sent to G & H Towing Company at its address of

    5. The Privacy Act of 1974 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.


   Stephen P. Lee

   Resident Agent

   Houston Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S: 308(b).

   P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3).

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

                       Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission