Determination No. W-2019-48

March 21, 2019

APPLICATION by Petro-Nav Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

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Petro-Nav Inc. applied to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "HARBOUR FASHION", an oil and chemical tanker registered in Portugal, to transport dirty and clean petroleum products, in multiple voyages of approximately 10,000 to 15,000 cubic metres each, from Montréal, Quebec to Sarnia, Ontario and/or Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and/or Thunder Bay, Ontario and/or Oakville, Ontario and/or Hamilton, Ontario and/or Montréal (cross harbour) and/or Mississauga, Ontario; from Sarnia to Oakville and/or Montréal; from Lévis, Quebec to Québec, Quebec and/or Rimouski, Quebec and/or Sarnia and/or Oakville and/or Hamilton and/or Montréal and/or Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador and/or Sydney, Nova Scotia and/or Sept-Îles, Quebec and/or Gaspé, Quebec and/or Port Cartier, Quebec and/or Halifax, Nova Scotia; from Québec to Hamilton; and from Come By Chance, Newfoundland and Labrador to Mississauga. The activity will start on March 29, 2019 and will end on September 30, 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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