Decision No. 503-W-2004

September 22, 2004

September 22, 2004

APPLICATION by Algoma Tankers, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "GEMINI", an American tanker, to transport up to 73,000 barrels of clean petroleum products for one voyage from Sarnia, Ontario to Montréal, Quebec, during the period commencing on or about September 24, 2004 and ending on or about October 3, 2004.

File No. W9125/A27/04-17

Algoma Tankers has 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 September 21, 2004.

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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