News release

Investigation report: Capsizing near Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, May 2017

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Gatineau, Quebec, 14 May 2018 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (M17C0061) into the 20 May 2017 capsizing of the small fishing vessel Emma Joan that occurred off the coast of Grosse-Île, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec.

The TSB is releasing this limited-scope investigation report to raise awareness of the importance for fishermen to have comprehensive information regarding navigational hazards and safe passages.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca

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