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Fishing Fatalities Continue to be Major Concern For TSB

The high number of accidents involving loss of life on fishing vessels remains one of the key priorities for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). Commercial fishing industry fatalities was one of eight significant safety issues identified by the TSB in its 2014 Watchlist — released in late November of last year. According to the TSB Watchlist, an average of 134 fishing vessel accidents per year were reported between 2009 and 2013 in Canada, which together comprised 40 per ...

Distress Flares: The Low-Tech, Last-Ditch Option That Might Just Save You

With the arsenal of distress signaling options available to mariners now, there are a lot of things that have to malfunction before you’ll find yourself rummaging for flares in your emergency kit. But should the unfortunate situation arise where flares are all you’ve got, here are a few important things to keep in mind. All distress signaling devices have pros and cons. Flares may be a ‘last-ditch’ choice, but if used correctly, parachute flares can be seen upwards of 40 miles ...