228517 10/6/2009 10:20 09BUCHAREST675 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED 09STATE101996 VZCZCXYZ1007 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHBM #0675 2791020 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 061020Z OCT 09 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9946 UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000675
STATE FOR EUR/CE ASCHIEBE AND OES/OPA RBARNES AND ETIRPAK
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: EWWT, KRVC, TPHY, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA: MARINE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AUTHORIZATIONS
REF: STATE 101996
1. In response to reftel request, post's officer responsible for transportation issues, including the handling of Foreign Ministry authorizations for maritime scientific research, is Economic Officer Justin Berg:
Tel: 40-21-200-3436 Cell: 40-723-393-952 Fax: 40-21-200-3485 E-mail: BergJ@state.gov ETD from post: April 2010.
2. Mr. Berg's back-up is Economic Officer Christy Brown:
Tel: 40-21-200-3418 Cell: 40-722-462-957 Fax: 40-21-200-3485 E-mail: Browncc2@state.gov ETD from post: August 2010.
3. Maritime research authorizations in Romania are handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The United States has not made any requests since the recent International Court of Justice ruling delimiting Romania's Exclusive Economic Zone in the Black Sea. Until such a request is made, it is unclear how the MFA will handle the authorization in practice.