Decision No. 52-W-2002

January 30, 2002

January 30, 2002

APPLICATION by P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Fugro Jacques Geosurveys Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "BUCENTAUR", a Norwegian geotechnical drilling survey vessel, to conduct geotechnical drilling investigations for the purpose of planning various subsea installations, exclusively in the continental shelf zone off the east coast of Canada, during the period commencing on March 15, 2002 and ending on April 14, 2002.

File No. W9125/P5/02-1


P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Fugro Jacques Geosurveys Inc., 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 January 14, 2002.

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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