About the TSB
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is an independent agency that advances transportation safety by investigating occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and air modes of transportation.
Fog and reliance on inaccurate predicted vessel positions contributed to 2014 grounding on Fraser River, British Columbia
Lack of direct supervision and misapplication of safety critical operating procedures contributed to a 2013 fatal rail accident in Saskatchewan
TSB deploys a team of investigators to the site of an accident where a school bus was struck by a GO train in Mississauga, Ontario
Language barriers and failure to use available navigation resources contributed to 2013 tug accident in the Port of Montreal, Quebec
On 25 January 2014, at 2156 Pacific Standard Time, the container vessel Cap Blanche grounded within the buoyed channel in the Steveston Bend, British Columbia. The vessel was under the conduct of a pilot and was in reduced visibility due to fog. The Cap Blanche was refloated approximately 30 minutes after the grounding. There was minimal damage, there were no injuries, and no pollution occurred.
Employee fatality, Canadian National Railway, Train L586 41-18 at Mile 61.0, Tisdale Subdivision, Tisdale, Saskatchewan on 18 November 2013Released on
On 18 November 2013, Canadian National Railway freight train L586 41-18 was switching into the Murphys interchange track at Mile 61.0 of Canadian National Railway's Tisdale Subdivision, near Tisdale, Saskatchewan. At about 1818 Central Standard Time, during the hours of darkness, while reversing westward at approximately 12 miles per hour, the train struck and seriously injured a conductor trainee. The employee was transported by ambulance to hospital, but succumbed to his injuries during transport.
Collision of Bulk carrier Heloise and tug Ocean Georgie Bain at the Port of Montréal, Quebec on 03 August 2013Released on
On 03 August 2013 at approximately 2059 Eastern Daylight Time, the bulk carrier Heloise and the tug Ocean Georgie Bain collided while transiting the St. Lawrence River near section 76 in the Port of Montréal, Quebec. There was no pollution, and there were no injuries, but the tug sustained damage.
Collision at a level crossing, Passenger train no. 24, operated by VIA Rail Canada Inc., mile 15.62, Bridge Subdivision, near the Gare du Palais, Québec, Quebec, 02 May 2013Released on
On 02 May 2013, at about 1948 Eastern Daylight Time, VIA Rail Canada Inc. passenger train No. 24, while carrying out a reverse movement between the Gare du Palais and the Limoilou Yard, collided with a tractor-trailer at the private level crossing leading to the White Birch Paper mill. The last passenger car was damaged, and the tractor-trailer was destroyed. No one was injured as a result of the accident. Nearly 300 litres of diesel fuel from the tractor-trailer's fuel tank spilled on the ground.