Decision No. 30-W-2004

January 16, 2004

January 16, 2004

APPLICATION by PF Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Irving Oil Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "MOLDA", a Norwegian tanker, to transport approximately 96,000 metric tonnes of crude oil for one voyage from Whiffen Head, Newfoundland to the Canaport monobuoy in Saint John, New Brunswick, during the period commencing on January 23, 2004 and ending on January 29, 2004.

File No. W9125/P5/04-5

PF Collins Customs Broker Ltd. has, on behalf of Irving Oil 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 January 12, 2004.

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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