Decision No. 219-W-2002

April 29, 2002

April 29, 2002

APPLICATION by P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Karlsen Shipping Company Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "M/V HAVILA CHARISMA", a Norwegian anchor handling supply vessel, to provide support to the "WEST NAVION" during drilling operations, offshore Nova Scotia, exclusively in the continental shelf zone, during the period commencing on or about April 25, 2002 and ending on or about June 25, 2002.

File No. W9125/P5/02-13

P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd. has, on behalf of Karlsen Shipping Company Ltd., 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 April 18, 2002.

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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