GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada
(TSB) today released its final investigation report (M09W0147) into the
July 23, 2009 striking and subsequent sinking of the passenger vessel Explorathor.
At 12:52 pacific daylight time, on the return journey from a
whale-watching excursion, the Explorathor struck a submerged
object off Croker Point, Saturna Island, British Columbia. All the
passengers (32 on board) and the two crew members were transferred to
another vessel. Nobody was injured. As a result of the damage sustained,
at 13:34 pacific daylight time, the Explorathor sank in Campbell
Bay, Mayne Island.
The report can be found on the TSB website at href="http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/">www.bst-tsb.gc.ca.
The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline,
railway and aviation 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.
SOURCE Transportation Safety Board of Canada
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