Determination No. W-2019-145

July 31, 2019

APPLICATION by Fugro Canada Corp., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

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Fugro Canada Corp. applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "FUGRO SYNERGY", a dynamic positioned geotechnical drill ship registered in the Bahamas, to conduct geotechnical soil investigations offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, in up to 1,400 metres of water, to support offshore oil and gas development activities. The activity will start on or about September 1, 2019 and will end on or about September 15, 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.


J. Mark MacKeigan
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