Decision No. 301-W-2003

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

APPLICATION by Imperial Oil Limited, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "MAYON SPIRIT", a Bahamian tanker, to carry approximately 100,000 metric tonnes of crude oil per voyage, for one voyage from Whiffen Head, Newfoundland to Saint John, New Brunswick and/or Halifax, Nova Scotia and/or Portland, Maine, United States of America via pipeline to Montréal, Quebec and then to Nanticoke or Sarnia, Ontario, during the period commencing May 31, 2003 and ending on June 30, 2003, 2003.

File No. W9125/I20/03-4

Imperial Oil Limited 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 May 20, 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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