Association de citoyens qui défendent l'environnement maritime




Landerneau, 1st August 2015

Public letter To Monsieur Thierry LESCOUARC'H Procureur de la République


To the attention of the Prosecutor

Dear Sir,

Since 2 July 2015 Cedric LUCAS has requested his conviction be removed from the police record. MOR GLAZ association, which defends the sea, seafarers and maritime activities, supports the cause of the fisherman willing to be reintegrated.

Sir, Cedric LUCAS could permanently lose his activity and by this way lose all hope of a better life if his request is not accepted quickly. MOR GLAZ association is writing you this public letter to support (and activate) the request of Mr. Cedric LUCAS. We send you also copies of the letters sent to Mrs TAUBIRA, Ministry of Justice and to the Prime Minister - we had a meeting with his Sea Adviser Patrick AUGIER last July 10, 2015.

Sir, Cédric LUCAS, depending of the maritime district of Concarneau, is in a crazy situation, caused by excessive administrative zeal from Maritime Affairs. This decision contradicts the political discourse" about the reintegration. Make every effort to reintegrate those who might sin or drift during a period of their lives, yes, but in reality administrative "millefeuilles" are in contradiction and forbid any integration and social progress in all maritime activities.

Sir, MOR GLAZ association calls on your promptness to end this situation in a country that promotes rehabilitation. In a country lacking and looking for fishermen because of the problem of harsh conditions.

The association MOR GLAZ is wondering about the decision of the Interregional Directorate of the Sea North Atlantic, confirming the refusal to validate the license of Cedric LUCAS given by the Delegation of the Sea and the Coast of Finistere. These two letters condemn him, but for this time he is innocent. These letters that prevent "prohibit" a young fisherman to do a job he loves and who needs to take a new course, his new life and to support his family.

Sir, Cedric LUCAS, 28's, a young fisherman that has becoming Captain should have made the headlines to show that reintegration is possible. Becoming Captain 200 is not given to all, he has worked and he did not make the easiest choice, the fishing. After six months of training in the "European Maritime Training Education Center" of Concarneau, Mr. LUCAS passed June 18, 2015 his license Master 200. This training provides and allows him becoming Master. But the maritime administration and a decree have decided otherwise "prohibiting him fishing at sea as a fisherman boss" because he was convicted. If laws were also harshly applied against rogue shipowners, charterers and others, life would be sweet for seafarers in the world.

Mr. Prosecutor, please accept our sincere and respectful greetings.

On behalf of the association MOR GLAZ

President Jean-Paul HELLEQUIN


C / c: Prefet of Finistere, Department of Maritime Affairs, Prime Minister's Advisor sea, National Federation of Maritime Trade Unions CGT.