In its latest investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined the causes that led to the January 2018 engine room fire on board the container vessel MOL Prestige in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia (BC).
TSB investigation: Bulkers’ bottom contact in narrow channel linked to poor communication between masters
TSB Canada released its investigation report into the bottom contact of bulk carrier Kaministiqua with the bulk carrier Algoma Discovery, in Kahnawake, Quebec, in November 2019. The brief report highlighted issues associated with poor communication between the two Masters while manoeuvring in a narrow channel.
TSB Canada issued its investigation report on the injury during a lifeboat drill onboard the passenger vessel Amadea, while moored in Quebec, in September 2018. TSB found that manually overriding a winch system’s built-in safety feature and not wearing protective equipment contributed to the serious head injury.
A total of 267 marine accidents were reported to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) in 2019, a decrease from the 2018 total of 289 and below the 10-year (2009–2018) average of 298, according to the Board’s annual statistical summaries on transportation occurrences.
TSB Canada issued an investigation report into the bottom contact of the passenger vessel Island Queen III near Whiskey Island off Kingston, in August 2017. The Board issued three safety concerns relating to carriage of lifejackets, the evacuation of passengers during an emergency, and specialized training for crew.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued an investigation report on a lifeboat release hook failure during a drill on the passenger ferry ‘Northern Ranger’ in October 2017, which led to minor injuries. The failure was linked to poor compliance with SOLAS and operator’s manual.
Between 2005 and 2018, the TSB received reports of 26 girding situations resulting in 21 capsizings. Girding occurs when a vessel is pulled broadside by a towline force and is unable to manoeuver out of this position. The TSB created this video to illustrate the factors leading to girding and the recovery methods.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada discusses a capsize incident, where the George H Ledcor was towing another barge and resulted to the former’s capsize.The event resulted to a seriously injured crewmember and an unknown quantity of oil spill.
TSB issued an investigation report on a possible bottom contact involving the bulk carrier ‘Maccoa’ in Kahnawake, in November 2018. TSB noted that when a Seaway lift bridge cannot be raised to allow the vessel to pass, the vessel’s master must take appropriate action to avoid passing the limit of approach sign.
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) issued an investigation report on the Captain fatality onboard the bulk carrier ‘Sage Amazon’ while at the Port-Daniel–Gascons, in Quebec, in March 2018. The Captain’s death was caused by a cardiac event that led to his fall from ladder.
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