Decision No. 186-W-2011

May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011

APPLICATION by GX Technology Canada Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.

File No. W9125/11-02594


GX Technology Canada Ltd. applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the "BOS ATLANTIC", a Norwegian seismic research ship, to perform a 10 230 km 2D seismic survey in the Beaufort Sea, commencing on July 15 and ending on November 30, 2011.


Is there a suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activity?


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 perform the activity.

The Agency is providing this determination 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


Raymon J. Kaduck
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