(AGENPARL) – CANADA, ven 27 novembre 2020
Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. applied , through its representative, to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Minister), for a licence to use the “SOUTHEAST PROVIDER”, the “STIKINE PROVIDER”, the “SITKA PROVIDER”, the “SKAGWAY PROVIDER”, the “OCEAN TITAN”, the “GULF TITAN”, and the “ALASKA TITAN”, all barges and tugs registered in the USA, to provide a weekly water bridge service between Seattle, Washington, USA, and Wrangell, Juneau, Haines, and Skagway, Alaska, USA, to transport goods between Vancouver, British Columbia, and various locations in British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. The ships will also be used to transport ore concentrates from mining sites near Elsa and Keno City, Yukon, to Trail, British Columbia, via a weekly water bridge service from Wrangell, Juneau, Haines, and Skagway to Seattle. The activity will start on January 1, 2021, and will end on December 31, 2021.
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.