TSB Recommends Increased Safety Oversight in Canadian Territories Following 2021 Death
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada released a report and safety recommendations following the death of a crewmember of the Suvak after a man fell overboard in the early morning of August 26, 2021.
Around 120 nautical miles northeast of Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, the crew memebrs of the Suvak were rounding out a two-week fishing trip. Before the vessel steamed back to port, two of the crew worked throughout the day and into the night of August 25.
Early in the morning the next ...
Investigation into Loss of Life at Sea Reveals a Lack of Oversight
TSB Calls for Urgent Action in Canadian Fishing Industry
On August 26, 2021, a crew member of the fishing vessel Suvak lost his life after going overboard while setting gillnets in Davis Strait, Nunavut. The vessel was wrapping up a two-week fishing trip with two crew members hauling and setting nets to complete the fishing operations before returning to port. In the early hours of the morning, while setting the nets, the arm of one of the crew members became entangled in a buoy line, and he ...