"We can accept that Reitzmag should choose where the sand is deposited, but we can't have Reitzmag holding the entire process up even further by refusing to identify that area. I've got an amendment here which I think allays my concerns while giving Mr Bridges what he wants:"
At Section II, Clause IV, insert:
a. The Kingdom of Reitzmag may identify and prepare an area along its coastline for any such materials to be deposited. If it does not do this before demolition work commences, then the party responsible for destroying the islands shall proceed regardless, and deposit the materials at a location of its choosing.
"I've also put forward a couple of proposals relating to civilian and military transport through the canal. This, obviously, is quite important to Pravoslaviya too, so I hope this strikes the right balance while being precise enough in its language to stop anybody taking liberties:"
IX. Military vessels belonging to countries without a coastline on the Caspian Sea that enter the Caspian Sea may not travel outside the territorial waters of the United Duchies, or any country whose coastline on the Caspian Sea borders that of the United Duchies, except for humanitarian purposes.
a. The Caspian Sea Authority may, by a unanimous vote of the Caspian Council, choose to grant certain countries or specific vessels further naval access to the Caspian Sea.
X. The United Duchies will guarantee access to the Baltic Canal to civilian vessels from, or carrying goods to or from, all countries with a coastline on the Caspian Sea, subject to tolls.
a. The United Duchies may restrict certain goods from being transported through the Baltic Canal for the following reasons only:
i. Reason to believe the goods will be used for military purposes;
ii. Reason to believe the goods will be used for criminal activity;
iv. Health and safety.
b. The United Duchies reserves the right to regulate the size of vessels transiting through the Baltic Canal, and to deny entry to vessels that it deems to be overloaded or not seaworthy.
c. The United Duchies reserves the right to police the Baltic Canal to prevent illegal or unauthorised military activity; or to deny access to the Baltic Canal for civilian trade involving countries that have been subject to sanctions by a vote of the European Council, or involving countries that do not have a coastline on the Caspian Sea and have been subject to sanctions by the United Duchies.
d. If a member of the Caspian Sea Authority believes that the United Duchies is restricting trade beyond what is permitted in subclauses (a), (b), and (c), and is unable to resolve this dispute with the United Duchies bilaterally, then the Caspian Council may adjudicate by a majority vote.