As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel ESCAPADE is:
Intended Commercial Use of Vessel:“Learn to Cruise” charters. 1-7 day charters teaching people the fundamentals of cruising under sail.
Geographic Region:“California, Florida, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine.”
The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2012-0104 athttp://www.regulations.gov.Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in theFederal Registerpublished on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78).
By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
Dated: November 27, 2012.
Julie P. Agarwal,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.