Decision No. 593-W-1996

December 13, 1996

December 13, 1996

APPLICATION by Atlantic Customs Brokers Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "ROWAN GORILLA III", an American jack-up drilling rig, to be used in the recovery and production of oil in the Cohasset and Panuke Region off Sable Island for a period of 12 months commencing on or about January 1, 1997.

File No. W9125/A14/96-1

Atlantic Customs Brokers Ltd. 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 November 20, 1996.

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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