Determination No. W-2019-100

June 3, 2019

APPLICATION by Canpac Marine Services Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

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Canpac Marine Services Inc. applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "ALERT", a tug registered in the United States of America, to be used for offshore tensioning and positioning during outfall sinking of sewage pipeline system that is being installed in Victoria, British Columbia. The activity will start on June 28, 2019 and will end on July 30, 2019.

To support the licensing process, the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) must determine under section 8 of the Act whether a suitable Canadian ship is available to provide the service.

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 Minister considers the Agency's Determination in deciding whether to issue the licence. This Determination is not an authority to operate.


Heather Smith
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