Determination No. W-2019-163

August 30, 2019

APPLICATION by Petro Canada/Suncor Energy Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C.,1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

Case number: 
19-04713

Petro Canada/Suncor Energy Inc. applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "MV JUMBO JUBILEE", a heavy lift vessel registered in the Netherlands, to load and secure one turret cover plate from the quayside by means of a forward crane, and then proceed to the vicinity of Kelly's Island, Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, for installation. During the installation, the vessel will be anchored and kept in position by an assisting tug. The activity will start on or about September 15, 2019 and will end on or about September 21, 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.

Member(s)

Mary Tobin Oates
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