Determination No. W-2019-80

May 16, 2019

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

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ACGI Shipping Inc. applied to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "LADY WASHINGTON", a tall ship registered in the United States of America, to participate in the Richmond Maritime Festival as a static display and a Sail Past. The activity will start on or about July 27, 2019 and will end on or about July 28, 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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