Decision No. 537-W-2002

September 25, 2002

September 25, 2002

APPLICATION by P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Teekay Canadian Tankers Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "AVALON SPIRIT", a Canadian tanker, to carry crude oil from eastern Canadian terminals to Portland, Maine, United States of America, for transport via pipeline to Canadian refineries or directly to eastern Canadian refineries, during the period commencing on October 15, 2002 and ending on October 15, 2003.

File No. W9125/P5/02-28


P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd. has, on behalf of Teekay Canadian Tankers 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 September 5, 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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