Marine investigation M12C0058

Grounding of the Jiimaan ferry in southwestern Ontario

The occurrence

On 11 October 2012, the passenger vessel Jiimaan ran aground at the entrance to Kingsville harbour, Ontario. The vessel was refloated the next day with no damage or pollution.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has opened an investigation into the incident. The investigators are currently gathering information and assessing the occurrence.

Map of the area


The Investigator-in-Charge of this investigation is Amanda Slade.


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Transportation Safety Board investigation process

There are 3 phases to a TSB investigation:

  1. Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
  2. Examination and analysis phase: the TSB reviews pertinent records, tests components of the wreckage in the lab, determines the sequence of events and identifies safety deficiencies. When safety deficiencies are suspected or confirmed, the TSB advises the appropriate authority without waiting until publication of the final report.
  3. Report phase: a confidential draft report is approved by the Board and sent to persons and corporations who are directly concerned by the report. They then have the opportunity to dispute or correct information they believe to be incorrect. The Board considers all representations before approving the final report, which is subsequently released to the public.

For more information, see our Investigation process page.



11 October 2012—Transportation Safety Board of Canada deploys a team to investigate a marine accident in Kingsville, ON

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