Decision No. 708-W-2003

December 23, 2003

December 23, 2003

APPLICATION by PF Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Irving Oil Limited, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "VANCOUVER SPIRIT", a Bahamian tanker, to transport approximately 100,000 metric tonnes of crude oil for one voyage from Whiffen Head, Newfoundland to the Canaport monobuoy in Saint John, New Brunswick, during the period commencing on December 26, 2003 and ending on January 3, 2004.

File No. W9125/P5/03-48


PF Collins Customs Broker Ltd. has, on behalf of Irving Oil Limited, 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 17, 2003.

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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