Determination No. W-2019-61

April 12, 2019

APPLICATION by Petroleum Geo-Services, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

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Petroleum Geo-Services applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "THOR FREYJA", a seismic support ship registered in the Bahamas, to support the operations of one seismic research ship by facilitating crew changes and resupplying fuel, supplies and equipment, off the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The activity will start on May 15, 2019 and will end on November 1, 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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