Decision No. 646-W-1998
December 31, 1998
APPLICATION by Holmes Maritime Inc., on behalf of Logis Nautiques SA and Workfox UK Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "SEAFOX 3", a Netherlands Antilles jack-up vessel, to be used as an accommodation platform for the Sable Island Offshore Energy Project at the Sable Island gas fields, off Sable Island, Nova Scotia, for the period commencing on July 16, 1999 and ending on December 15, 1999.
File No. W9125/H6/98-1
Holmes Maritime Inc., on behalf of Logis Nautiques SA and Workfox UK Ltd. has applied to the Minister of National Revenue for the authorization set out in the title. The matter was referred to the Canadian Transportation Agency on November 27, 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.