Several Factors Led to Chief William Saulis Sinking, Concluded TSB
The lack of a formal stability vessel assessment and insufficient information in the vessel operations and safety manual have been identified as two contributing factors in the sinking of the scallop dragger, the Chief William Saulis on Dec. 15, 2020, stated the Transportation Safety Board (TSB).
“Our investigation identified several key factors that contributed to this accident,” said TSB senior investigator Pearse Flynn, during a news conference in Halifax on March 23.
“The Chief ...
On the Waterfront – May 2023
Russia to Unseat Norway as the World’s Leading Cod Producer in 2023
For the first time ever, Russia is set to overtake Norway as the world’s leading producer of cod.
This change is due to the decline in Atlantic cod stocks, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with total worldwide catch predicted to drop to a historic low of 1 million tonnes. In 2023, Norway is set to bring in 278,000 tonnes of cod down from 370,000.
While Russian catch will ...
The Twine Loft – May 2023
Passed On: William Cox — Shelburne, N.S. shipbuilder
Cox, 105, passed away on March 23, 2023, in Halifax, N.S. He was born in Shelburne on October 6, 1917. A fifth-generation master shipbuilder, Cox took an interest in the trade at a young age. From age 10, his after-school job was helping his father lay down the lines of ships in the drafting loft of the old mill. By 1940, he began to serve Canada’s war effort by building motor torpedo boats in Montreal and served in the navy as a ...
Never Underestimate the Importance of Stability
American theologian and author William G.T. Shedd once wrote “A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.”
The May issue of The Navigator is always devoted to highlighting the inherent dangers faced by fishermen today, as well as practices and technology aimed at making it safer.
As has been the practice for the last few years, The Navigator’s editorial has opened with the names of fishermen that have been lost at sea. This year, due to the release of the recent ...