On August 8 and 9, 2001, the Federal Maritime Commissioner's Investigative Officer will conduct hearings to develop the issues set forth in the Commission's Order of Investigation in the proceeding of Exclusive Tug Arrangements
in Florida Ports. These hearings will be conducted in confidential session in Courtroom C, Federal Building, 299 East Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Witnesses will includes officials of Port Everglades Department of Broward County, representatives of the Port Everglades' Pilots Association, and other member of the of the maritime community in Port Everglades. Other persons who with to testify, or to provide information or evidence to the Investigative Officer, should contact Commissioner Antony M. Merck at: Federal Maritime Commission, 800 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20573; tel: (202) 523-5712; fax: (202) 275-0522.