Decision No. 230-W-2003

April 29, 2003

April 29, 2003

APPLICATION by Geophysical Service Incorporated, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "G.S.I. ADMIRAL", a Canadian seismic research vessel, to conduct 2-D and 3-D seismic research and survey operations anywhere in Canada, during the period commencing on June 14, 2003 and ending on June 13, 2004.

File No. W9125/G17/03-1

Geophysical Service Incorporated 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 April 9, 2003.

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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