Decision No. 659-W-2000

October 25, 2000

October 25, 2000

APPLICATION by Irving Oil Limited, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use an unknown tanker, to perform one or more voyages to carry crude oil loadings of 50,000 to 280,000 metric tonnes per voyage from the following locations: Point Tupper and Halifax, Nova Scotia; Come by Chance and Whiffen Head, Newfoundland; the Hibernia Platform; the Terra Nova Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel and ports on the St. Lawrence River to Canaport Ltd. in Saint John, New Brunswick, during the period commencing December 1, 2000 and ending November 30, 2001.

File No. W9125/I7/00-1

Irving Oil 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 October 11, 2000.

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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