Determination No. W-2018-197

September 6, 2018

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

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SMK Tanker Agency Inc. applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the "CHEMBULK KOBE", a chemical/oil tanker registered in the Marshall Islands, to transport sulfuric acid, in one voyage of approximately 10,000 to 12,000 metric tonnes, from Valleyfield, Quebec to Long Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. The activity will start on or about September 13, 2018 and will end on or about September 30, 2018.

Is there a suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activity?

Canadian Transportation Agency (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 Agency is providing this Determination to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to consider whether to issue the licence. This Determination is not an authority to operate.


J. Mark MacKeigan
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