Determination No. W-2017-171

October 27, 2017

APPLICATION by SMK Tanker Agency Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.

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SMK Tanker Agency Inc. applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the "EMANUELE S", a tanker – hazard B registered in Barbados, to perform one voyage of approximately 8,000 to 10,000 metric tons of sulphuric acid from Belledune, New Brunswick for discharge at Long Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. The activity will start on or about November 1, 2017 and will end on or about November 15, 2017.

Is there a suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activity?

Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) staff gave notice of the application to the Canadian marine industry and no Canadian ships were offered. Therefore, the Agency determines that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activity.

The Agency is providing this Determination to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to consider whether to issue the licence. This Determination is not an authority to operate.


P. Paul Fitzgerald
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