Decision No. 318-W-2016

October 17, 2016
APPLICATION by Global Marine Systems Limited, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.
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Global Marine Systems Limited applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the “CABLE INNOVATOR”, a cable ship registered in the United Kingdom, to repair and maintain subsea fibre optic telecommunications cable systems, on an as required basis, within Canadian territorial waters. The activity will start on November 1, 2016 and end on October 31, 2017.


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 and no 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.


Stephen Campbell
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