Determination No. W-2019-27
APPLICATION by One Ocean Expeditions Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.
One Ocean Expeditions Inc. applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "AKADEMIK IOFFE", a cruise ship registered in Russia, to offer six cruises: one from Louisbourg, Nova Scotia to Louisbourg; one from Louisbourg to Iqaluit, Nunavut; one from Iqaluit to Resolute Bay, Nunavut; one from Resolute Bay to Resolute Bay; one from Resolute Bay to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut; and one from Cambridge Bay to Iqaluit. The activity will start on or about July 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, or whether there is an identical or similar adequate marine service available from any person operating one or more Canadian ships.
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 provide the service, and that there is no identical or similar adequate marine service available from any person operating one or more Canadian ships.
The Minister considers the Agency's Determination in deciding whether to issue the licence. This Determination is not an authority to operate.