Decision No. 59-W-2004

February 5, 2004

February 5, 2004

APPLICATION by Atlantic Custom Brokers Ltd., on behalf of Rowan Companies Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "ROWAN GORILLA V", an American jackup drilling rig vessel, to drill oil and gas wells off Sable Island, Nova Scotia, during the period commencing on March 3, 2004 and ending on March 2, 2005.

File No. W9125/A14/04-1

Atlantic Custom Brokers Ltd. has, on behalf of Rowan Companies 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 January 19, 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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