Determination No. W-2019-76

May 8, 2019

APPLICATION by Boskalis Canada Dredging and Marine Services Ltd., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31 (Act), for a licence.

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Boskalis Canada Dredging and Marine Services Ltd. applied, through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the "TERRAFERRE 301" and the "TERRAFERRE 302", two articulated hopper barges registered in Cyprus, to be used for the storage, handling and placement of contaminated and non-contaminated sediments at the Eurocan facility and the future Rio Tinto facility in Kitimat, British Columbia. The activity will start on or about July 1, 2019 and will end on or about June 30, 2020.

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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