Decision No. 615-W-1998

December 11, 1998

December 11, 1998

APPLICATION by PanCanadian Petroleum Limited, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "NORDIC LAURITA", a Norwegian tanker, to carry a maximum of 780,000 metric tonnes of crude oil from the site of the Cohasset Project off Nova Scotia, to be delivered into Canada, exported from Canada or lightered to another vessel in Canadian waters for export, during the period commencing January 1, 1999, and ending December 31, 1999.

File No. W9125/P21/98-2


PanCanadian Petroleum Limited 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 13, 1998.

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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