News release

Investigation report: Grounding near Morrisburg, Ontario, June 2017

Associated links (M17C0108)

Gatineau. Quebec, 9 May 2018 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (M17C0108) into the 15 June 2017 grounding of the tanker Damia Desgagnés that occurred in St. Lawrence Seaway, near Morrisburg, Ontario. There were no injuries and no pollution reported.

The TSB is releasing this limited-scope investigation report to raise awareness of the need for crew members to be familiarized with all operational.htmlects of safety critical equipment on board a vessel so that they can operate it proficiently and regain control during an emergency.


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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