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On the Waterfront – March 2024

FCC President Elected to Chair ICFA The president of the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC), Paul Lansbergen, has been elected to Chair the Board of Directors for the International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA). ICFA represents fish and seafood industry associations spanning 25 different countries, accounting for 85 per cent of fish landings worldwide. As the president of the FCC, Lansbergen previously sat on the board of ICFA as its Vice Chair before he was elected Chair. ...

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 ...

TSB Calls for Change in the Wake of Deaths in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

After an incident that resulted in the deaths of two New Brunswick fish harvesters aboard the Tracy Dawn, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued a warning regarding overloading boats to three government organizations. 58-year-old Eugene Beaudin and 33-year-old Normand Beaudin left Miscou Island, N.B. on May 6, 2023, loaded up with 119 lobster traps — enough to make navigating the Tracy Dawn a difficult task, as the two would have to climb over both the traps and the ...

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 ...

Autopilot Deemed Cause of Fatal Boating Accident

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has determined that the use of autopilot was the major cause of a fatal Prince Edward Island fishing vessel accident earlier this year. In its recently released post-deployment occurrence summary report, the TSB said that on June 9, the 13-metre fishing vessel Forever Chasin’ Tail, with three people on board, departed Beach Point, P.E.I., to recover lobster traps approximately 14 nautical miles (nm) to the east. Later that morning, the 11-metre ...

TSB Releases Report Into Fatal Placentia Bay Fishing Vessel Accident

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is again emphasizing the wide range of safety risks that persist for small fishing vessels. In its report released Aug. 2, the TSB said that on the evening of June 16, 2015, the small fishing vessel CFV 130214, an open boat with three people on board, was reported overdue from a crab fishing trip in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax initiated a search, and the bodies of all three crew members ...

Safety Improvements Coming to Industry

These are sobering figures. Between 2009 and 2013, 40 per cent of all marine accidents in Canada were pinned to fishing vessels, approximately 134 vessels per year. Three years ago, 16 fishing fatalities were reported, many of the vessels fishing from south west Nova Scotia ports like Woods Harbour-Forbes Point. Sailing in weather conditions not suited to small boats, a vessel stability problem and the lack of adequate safety equipment or training for vessel crews were all deemed ...

TSB Deploying Team to Investigate Sinking of Don Cadegan

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) announced today it is deploying a team of investigators to Pubnico, Nova Scotia, to assess an occurrence involving the fishing vessel Don Cadegan which ran aground and subsequently sank on February 15. The TSB said the three-person crew was picked up by another fishing vessel and are all safe. The vessel ran aground near Murder Island, one of the islands in the Tusket Islands chain. A Transportation Safety Board spokesperson said the ...

Recommendations for Fishing Vessel Regulations, Safety Slow to Change, Says TSB

Each year, fishermen lose their lives while working in the fishing industry in Atlantic Canada. Whether it be drownings, going overboard, boats sinking or being involved in accidents, the tragedies continue to occur. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) statistics show on average there is at least one loss of life per month in the fishing industry. Marc-Andre Poisson, director of marine investigations for the Transportation Safety Board says that is too many. The TSB investigates ...

TSB Concludes Unplugged Drain Hole Caused 2014 Sinking and Fatality

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) recently reported that a missing drain plug ultimately lead to the 2014 sinking of a Western Newfoundland fishing vessel, which claimed the life of one of the crew members. On June 26, 2014, the small fishing vessel Sea Serpent 25 took on water and capsized during fishing operations off Little Port Head on the west coast of Newfoundland. No distress call was made. The overturned vessel was sighted three hours later by a patrolling Department of ...