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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Cape Blanco Fishing, LP )

   ) File No. EB-10-LA-0237

   Licensee of Ship Radio Station )

   WDE7758 ) NOV No. V201132900006

   San Pedro, California )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released:  November 1, 2010

   By the District Director, Los Angeles District Office, Western Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Cape Blanco Fishing LP, licensee of
       Marine station WDE7758 on the vessel Cape Blanco, in San Pedro

    2. On September 18, 2010, in response to a complaint from the United
       States Coast Guard of interference to VHF Marine Channel 16 (156.800
       MHz), an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles Office
       monitored and inspected the Maritime radio station installed on the
       fishing vessel Cape Blanco in San Pedro, California, and observed the
       following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 80.89(a): "Stations must not engage in superfluous radio
        communications." Interference to 156.800 MHz, the maritime VHF
        distress and safety frequency, is a violation of the most critical
        nature, with potential impact upon safety of life and property. Not
        only is harmful interference caused to a vital safety frequency, but
        a continuous carrier could possibly obscure genuine distress
        transmissions. During the monitoring and inspection, the agent found
        that a malfunctioning marine VHF radio, Sea Ranger model SR9901, was
        unattended and transmitting a continuous carrier on Marine VHF
        Channel 16. There appeared to be no authorized purpose for the

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b)  of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Cape Blanco
       Fishing LP 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 and
       officer of Cape Blanco Fishing LP. 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

   Los Angeles District Office

   18000 Studebaker Rd. #660

   Cerritos, CA 90703

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Cape Blanco Fishing LP, 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.


   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles District Office

   Western 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