Decision No. 189-W-2013

May 15, 2013

APPLICATION by Stena Drilling Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.

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Stena Drilling Ltd. applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the “STENA CARRON”, a British mobile offshore drilling unit, to undertake drilling activities for the exploration and development of petroleum resources, off the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, exclusively in the continental shelf zone, commencing July 1 and ending December 31, 2013.


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


A search of the Canadian marine industry was conducted and it was determined that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activity described in the application.

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
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