Decision No. 715-W-2003

December 30, 2003

December 30, 2003

APPLICATION by P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd., on behalf of Teekay Shipping Canada Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "VICTORIA SPIRIT", a Bahamian tanker, to carry approximately 100,000 metric tonnes of crude oil per voyage, for two voyages from Whiffen Head, Newfoundland to Canaport in Saint John, New Brunswick and/or Halifax, Nova Scotia and/or Portland, Maine, United States of America via pipeline to Montréal, Quebec, during the period commencing on December 30, 2003 and ending on January 15, 2004.

File No. W9125/P5/03-49


P.F. Collins Customs Broker Ltd. has, on behalf of Teekay Shipping Canada Ltd., 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, 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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