Marine transportation safety letters and concerns

Safety concerns
Safety concerns provide a marker to the industry and the regulator that the Board has identified a safety deficiency for which it does not yet have sufficient information to make a recommendation. As more data and analysis becomes available, and if the safety deficiency is found to be systemic and not redressed, the safety concern may lead to a recommendation. Safety concerns are usually communicated in final investigation reports.

Safety information letters
The TSB sends safety information letters to regulatory and/or industry stakeholders to advise them of potentially unsafe acts or conditions identified during an investigation that pose low risks and do not require immediate remedial action. The letters aim to promote safety or clarify issues that a stakeholder is already examining, and are sent before the investigation has been completed. Those that do not contain privileged or proprietary information are posted here.

Safety advisory letters
Safety advisory letters are concerned with safety deficiencies that pose low to medium risks, and are used to inform regulatory or industry stakeholders of unsafe conditions. A safety advisory letter suggests remedial action to reduce risks to safety.

Product Date issued Subject No. To Related report
Safety information 2020-04-30 Safety Issues on Passenger Vessels Navigating in the Thousand Islands Area 02/18 Transport Canada, 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises, Gananoque Boat Line, Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, and Rockport Cruises M17C0179
Safety advisory 2018-11-29 Failure of lifeboat release hook 04/18 Jiangsu Jiaoyan Marine Equipment Co., Ltd. M17A0391
Safety information 2018-01-18 Safety issues associated with mooring operations in the maritime industry 01/18 Transport Canada M17C0060
Safety information 2017-12-14 Overheating of hydrodynamic fluid coupling and subsequent fire 04/17 Transport Canada M17C0220
Safety information 2016-12-07 Collapse of the platform and gangway 11/16 Municipality of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord M16C0146
Safety concern 2010-09-29 Compliance with regulations and standards n/a n/a M09L0068
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