Determination No. W-2019-38

March 8, 2019

APPLICATION by SMK Tanker Agency Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

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SMK Tanker Agency Inc. applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "ANNETTE ESSBERGER", an oil and chemical tanker registered in the Netherlands, to transport approximately 10,000 to 12,000 metric tons of sulphuric acid, in one voyage, from Belledune, New Brunswick for discharge at Long Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. The activity will start on or about March 20, 2019 and will end on or about April 5, 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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