Determination No. W-2019-102
APPLICATION by Bridgemans Services Group LP, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.
Bridgemans Services Group LP applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "MV BLUEFORT", a passenger ferry registered in the Marshall Islands, to provide accommodation at the Voisey's Bay Mine site in a remote area on the northeast coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The activity will start on or about July 3, 2019 and will end on or about 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, or whether there is an identical or similar adequate marine service available from any person operating one or more Canadian ships.
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 provide the service, and that there is no identical or similar adequate marine service available from any person operating one or more Canadian ships.
The Minister considers the Agency's Determination in deciding whether to issue the licence. This Determination is not an authority to operate.