Brookville Shipping Asks Subsidy Board To Use Unused Operation-Differential Subsidy
Brookville Shipping, Inc. has asked the Maritime Subsidy Board for contractual authority to use unused operating-differential subsidy under MA/MSB Contracts 272 and 166(a). Brookville is a contractor under the above contracts, under which five U.S.-flag dry bulk carriers operated by Liberty Maritime Corporation are eligible for subsidy. Under the contracts, 3,638.5 subsidy days were available to — but not used by — Brookville from 1989 to 1994.
In connection with its request, Brookville asked the board to extend those contracts for an additional five years beyond their expiration dates of April 13, 1996, and October 9, 1994, respectively.
Further, Brookville asked the board to permit it to share the unused subsidy days among the five dry bulk carriers without limitation as to the number of days that may be used in any one year; and to permit Brookville to substitute on a one-for-one basis any or all of the four newly constructed Panamax bulk cargo carriers that Brookville or an affiliate would build and operate under the U.S. flag.
The application, assigned Docket S-925, has been published in the Federal Register.