TSB annual report underlines transportation safety issues

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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released its annual report for the fiscal year 2022-23, highlighting significant safety issues in the country’s transportation system. For marine, TSB received 1209 reports of marine transportation occurrences in 2022 (241 accidents and 968 incidents), including 7 fatalities. As in previous years, the highest proportion of the fatalities (three of the seven) was related to commercial fishing (Canadian-flag vessels in Canadian waters). According to Transport Canada, 2022 marine activity (commercial vessel-kilometres) for Canadian commercial non-fishing vessels with a gross tonnage of over 15 (excluding passenger vessels and cruise ships) was 10% above the 2013-to-2021 average while the 2022 accident rate was 3.0 accidents per million commercial vessel-kilometres, lower than the 2013-to-2021 average of 4.0.

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