Decision No. 450-W-2014

December 15, 2014

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

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Irving Oil Commercial GP applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the “TRUE”, a Maltese tanker, to carry approximately 740,000 barrels of crude oil, in one voyage, from Whiffen Head, Newfoundland and Larbrador, to Halifax, Nova Scotia and/or Canaport, in 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 20, 2014 and ending on or about January 18, 2015.


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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