Determination No. W-2019-77

May 14, 2019

APPLICATION by Baffinland Iron Mines LP, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

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Baffinland Iron Mines LP applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "BOTNICA", a ice management and multipurpose support vessel registered in Estonia, to assist and escort bulk carriers that will be accessing the Mary River mine in Milne Inlet, Nunavut to resupply ships. The activity will start on July 5, 2019 and will end on October 31, 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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