Decision No. 183-W-2000

March 16, 2000

Erratum was issued on March 21, 2000

March 16, 2000

APPLICATION by P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Veritas Geophysical Services, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "Veritas Viking II", a Norwegian research vessel, to conduct seismic research and survey off the east coast of Canada, in the South Flemish area, near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, exclusively in the continental shelf zone, during the period commencing on May 1, 2000 and ending on September 30, 2000.

File No. W9125/P5/00-5


P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Veritas Geophysical Services, has applied to the Minister of National Revenue for a licence to operate the service set out in the title. The matter was referred to the Canadian Transportation Agency on February 29, 2000.

The Canadian Transportation Agency conducted a search of the relevant portion of the marine industry and has determined pursuant to subsection 8(1) of the Coasting Trade Act that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to provide the service or perform the activities described in the application.

This determination will be provided to the Minister of National Revenue for any necessary action as provided for in the Coasting Trade Act.

This Decision does not constitute an authority to commence operations in respect of the service for which application has been made.

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