Decision No. 437-W-2011

December 20, 2011

APPLICATION by Alaska Marine Lines, Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for licences.

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Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. applied, through its Canadian representative, for licences to use the following American tugs and barges: “TONGASS PROVIDER”, “TAKU PROVIDER”, “SOUTHEAST PROVIDER”, “STIKINE PROVIDER”, “SITKA PROVIDER”, “WESTERN TITAN” and “PACIFIC TITAN”. These ships will be used to provide a weekly water bridge service between Seattle, Washington, United States of America and Wrangell, Juneau, Haines and Skagway, Alaska, United States of America, to transport goods between Vancouver, British Columbia and various points in British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. The ships will also be used to transport ore concentrates from mine sites near Elsa and Keno City, Yukon to Trail, British Columbia via a weekly water bridge service from Wrangell, Juneau, Haines and Skagway to Seattle, commencing on January 1 and ending on December 31, 2012.


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 licences. This Decision is not an authority to operate.


Raymon J. Kaduck
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