Decision No. 457-W-2005

July 18, 2005

July 18, 2005

APPLICATION by PF Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Technip Offshore Canada Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "DEEP PIONEER", a Bahamian multipurpose offshore installation vessel, to install flexible flowlines, risers, umbilicals and seated structures and hardware for the White Rose Field Development Subsea Production System in an area of the Jeanne D'Arc Basin, approximately 350 kilometres off the east coast of Newfoundland, during the period commencing on July 31, 2005 and ending on September 15, 2005.

File No. W9125/P5/05-22


PF Collins Customs Broker Ltd. has, on behalf of Technip Offshore Canada Ltd. , 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 July 12, 2005.

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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