Decision No. 471-W-2013

December 24, 2013

APPLICATIONS 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 barges and tugs: “TONGASS PROVIDER”, “TAKU PROVIDER”, “SOUTHEAST PROVIDER”, “STIKINE PROVIDER”, “WESTERN TITAN”, “SITKA PROVIDER and “PACIFIC TITAN”.

These ships will be used to provide a weekly water bridge service between Seattle, Washington and Wrangell, Juneau, Haines and Skagway, Alaska, United States of America, to transport goods between Vancouver, British Columbia and various locations in British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, Canada. The ships will also be used to transport ore concentrates from mining sites near Elsa and Keno City, Yukon to Trail, British Columbia, Canada via a weekly water bridge service from Wrangell, Juneau, Haines and Skagway to Seattle, commencing January 1 and ending December 31, 2014.


Is there a suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activities?


Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) staff gave notice of the applications 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 activities.

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.


J. Mark MacKeigan
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