Transportation Safety Board of Canada 4 results

Lack of Understanding of Fire Suppression Systems a Factor in Atlantic Destiny Sinking

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has issued a safety concern regarding insufficient crew knowledge on how to properly use carbon dioxide (CO2) fixed fire suppression systems following the investigation into the sinking of the fishing vessel Atlantic Destiny. With 31 crew on board, the 39.2-metre Atlantic Destiny, operated by Ocean Choice International, left Riverport, Nova Scotia on Feb. 17, 2021 for a 21-day scallop-fishing trip to the fishing grounds near Georges Bank. It ...

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 ...

Navigate Safely: Keep Water Out of Service Tanks

Over the last few years, we have seen significant changes take place in the marine industry. Increased traffic, variation in fuel prices and emerging technologies have all impacted the way we navigate our waterways. What hasn’t changed is the need to navigate safely, which remains a top of mind priority. Recent Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigations have highlighted a safety issue with respect to engine room practices aboard ships, more specifically regarding fuel ...

On the Waterfront – April 2018

Body of Missing Captain Recovered After Grounding of Fisherman's Provider II The body of the fourth person who was on the Fisherman’s Provider ll, 64-year-old Roger Stoddard, the captain of the vessel, was recovered at approximately 8:30 a.m. Feb. 8 by local fishermen. The vessel struck what is commonly known as Frying Pan Shoal, near Canso, at approximately 8 p.m. on February 6. Three men were rescued that evening from the boat while a fourth remained onboard. The rescue effort was ...