Determination No. W-2017-181

November 16, 2017

APPLICATION by Alaska Marine Lines, Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for licences.

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Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. applied, through its representative, for licences to use the "SOUTHEAST PROVIDER", "STIKINE PROVIDER", "WESTERN TITAN", "SITKA PROVIDER", "OCEAN TITAN" and "SKAGWAY PROVIDER", all barges and tugs registered in the United States of America. The ships will be used to provide a weekly water bridge service between Seattle, Washington and Wrangell, Juneau, Haines and Skagway, Alaska, United States of America, to transport goods between Vancouver, British Columbia and various locations in British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, Canada. The ships will also be used to transport ore concentrates from mining sites near Elsa and Keno City, Yukon to Trail, British Columbia via a weekly water bridge service from Wrangell, Juneau, Haines and Skagway to Seattle. The activity will start on January 1, 2018 and will end on December 31, 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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