Determination No. W-2019-34

March 4, 2019

APPLICATION by Algoma Tankers Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

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Algoma Tankers Ltd. applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "BRO ALMA", a petroleum/chemical tanker registered in Singapore, to transport from 10,000 to 17,000 cubic metres of dirty petroleum products, in multiple voyages, from Sarnia, Ontario to Nanticoke, Ontario and/or Windsor, Ontario and/or Montréal, Quebec and/or Tracy, Quebec and/or Québec, Quebec and/or Sept-Îles, Quebec; from Nanticoke to Sarnia and/or Windsor and/or Montréal and/or Tracy, and/or Québec and/or Sept-Îles; from Tracy to Sarnia and/or Nanticoke; from Montréal to Sarnia and/or Nanticoke; and from Québec to Sarnia and/or Nanticoke. The activity will start on or about March 25, 2019 and will end on or about June 10, 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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