Decision No. 431-W-2011

December 19, 2011

APPLICATION by Irving Oil Limited, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.

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Irving Oil Limited applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the “SCF ALDAN”, a Liberian tanker, to carry approximately 980 000 barrels of crude oil, in one voyage, from Whiffen Head, Newfoundland and Labrador, to Canaport, Saint John, New Brunswick, and/or Portland, Maine, United States of America via pipeline to Montréal, Quebec, and/or Halifax, Nova Scotia, and/or Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, commencing on or about December 21 and ending on or about December 27, 2011.


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.


Raymon J. Kaduck
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