Decision No. 609-W-1996

December 31, 1996

December 31, 1996

APPLICATION by EnerChem Transport Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "SATURN", an American tanker, to transport approximately 40,000 barrels of dirty bunker oil per voyage from Sarnia to Nanticoke, Ontario, and from Nanticoke to Sarnia, Ontario, during the period commencing January 1, 1997 and ending on or about January 20, 1997.

File No. W9125/E4/96-16

EnerChem Transport 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 December 23, 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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