Decision No. 161-W-2011
May 6, 2011
APPLICATION by Barque Picton Castle, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.
File No. W9125/11-02319
Barque Picton Castle applied for a licence to use the "PICTON CASTLE", a tall ship from the Cook Islands, to conduct a sail training education program. The ship will travel to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador, commencing July 2 and ending July 9, 2011.
Is there a suitable Canadian ship available to provide the service? Is there an identical or similar adequate marine service available from any person operating one or more Canadian ships?
FACTS AND DETERMINATIONS
Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) staff gave notice of the application to the Canadian marine industry and no Canadian ships were offered. Therefore, the Agency determines that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to provide the service, and that there is no identical or similar adequate marine service available from any person operating one or more Canadian ships.
The Agency is providing these determinations to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to consider whether to issue the licence. This Decision is not an authority to operate.
- Raymon J. Kaduck