Determination No. W-2017-173

October 30, 2017

APPLICATION by IT International Telecom Canada Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.

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IT International Telecom Canada Inc. applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the "IT INTREPID", a cable ship registered in Barbados, to perform short notice emergency repairs of three submarine telecom cables for the North Atlantic Organized Track System in Eastern Canada. The activity will start on November 23, 2017 and will end on November 22, 2018.

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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