Ten Years Gone

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Remembering March 22, 2006,  The MV ‘Queen of the North’,         her passengers, her crew and the two souls who lost their lives. Lost Witnesses   April 20, 2006   Good morning passengers and crew, this is the Captain speaking. We are now in Wright Sound. At 25 minutes after midnight, on the early morning of March …

BCCTS Questions Evacuation Plans, Spring 2016

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February 1, 2016 The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport 307 Confederation Building House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6   Re: Evacuation of Special Needs Passengers – Ship Safety Bulletin 06/2007   Dear Minister, My name is Captain William Cursiter and I am a Director of the BC Coastal Transportation Society. We are a non-profit Society on the west …

Authority To Enforce Part 1

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  TSB Recommendation M93-04 on Passenger Evacuation, and the Seventeen Year Response by Transport Canada The BCCTS looks at the Transportation Safety Board, its investigation process and recommendations and what can transpire after those recommendations are made. For the purposes of this article we will review a specific area of interest to the traveling public and the government safety agencies: …