Marine transportation safety letters and concerns

Safety concerns provide a marker to the industry and the regulator that the Board has identified a safety deficiency for which it does not yet have sufficient information to make a recommendation. As more data and analysis becomes available, and if the safety deficiency is found to be systemic and not redressed, the safety concern may lead to a recommendation. Safety concerns are usually communicated in final investigation reports.

Safety advisory letters are concerned with safety deficiencies that pose low to medium risks, and are used to inform regulatory or industry stakeholders of unsafe conditions. A safety advisory letter suggests remedial action to reduce risks to safety.

Product Date issued Subject No. To Related report
Safety letter 2018-01-18 Safety issues associated with mooring operations in the maritime industry 01/18 Transport Canada M17C0060
Safety letter 2017-12-14 Overheating of hydrodynamic fluid coupling and subsequent fire 04/17 Transport Canada M17C0220
2016-12-07 Collapse of the platform and gangway 11/16 Municipality of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord M16C0146
Safety concern 2010-09-29 Compliance with regulations and standards n/a n/a M09L0068
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