TSB deploys a team to Seattle, Washington, following an engine room fire on the container vessel MOL PRESTIGE
Richmond, British Columbia, 11 February 2018 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Seattle Washington, following a fire in the engine room of the container vessel MOL PRESTIGE that occurred on 31 January 2018. The vessel is registered in Singapore and the fire occurred in Canadian waters. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
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.
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Transportation Safety Board of Canada