Decision No. 200-W-2011

May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

APPLICATION by High Seas Maritime Agency Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.

File No. W9125/11-02881


High Seas Maritime Agency Ltd. applied for a licence, through its Canadian representative, to use the "SONGA TOPAZ", a Marshall Islands tanker, to transport 75,000 barrels of vacuum gas oil, in one voyage, from Sarnia, Ontario to Montréal, Quebec, commencing on or about May 24 and ending on June 6, 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. On May 20, 2011, objections were filed with the Agency by Algoma Tankers Limited (Algoma) and Petro-Nav Inc. (Petro-Nav), stating that they had Canadian flagged ships suitable and available to perform the activity described in the application. Algoma and Petro-Nav withdrew their objections on May 20 and 25, 2011, respectively. No other 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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