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  • Mechanical failure and sinking of the fishing vessel Bessie E. at Mamainse Harbour, Ontario on 16 February 2016

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    On 16 February 2016, at approximately 2000 Eastern Standard Time, the fishing vessel Bessie E. sustained an engine failure while returning to Mamainse Harbour, Lake Superior, Ontario, after a day of fishing. At the time, there were 5 people on board. While work was being carried out to restart the engine, the vessel drifted outside the harbour and closer to shore. The vessel touched bottom and the wind pushed it until it was parallel to the rocky shore. Everyone on board disembarked, and shortly afterward the vessel capsized and sank. The vessel was deemed a total loss.

  • Capsizing and loss of life on the Leviathan II in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia on 25 October 2015

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    On 25 October 2015, at approximately 1500 Pacific Daylight Time, the passenger vessel Leviathan II was on a whale-watching excursion with 27 people on board when it capsized off Plover Reefs in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. The subsequent rescue operation recovered 21 survivors, which included 18 passengers and 3 crew members. There were 6 fatalities. As a result of the capsizing, approximately 2000 litres of fuel leaked into the water.

  • Misaligned switch and derailment of Canadian National Railway freight train M39421-11 at mile 93.22, Sherbrooke Subdivision, St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad, Acton Vale, Quebec on 11 August 2016

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    On 11 August 2016 at approximately 2119 Eastern Daylight Time, Canadian National Railway Company freight train M39421-11 was travelling eastward on the Sherbrooke Subdivision of the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad. At Acton Vale, Quebec, at Mile 93.22, the crew noticed that the switch was lined for the siding. The train's emergency brakes were applied, but the train was unable to stop before reaching the switch. It diverted into the siding and struck a derail, causing the derailment of the lead locomotive. The derail was destroyed and the track was slightly damaged. No one was injured.

  • Non-main-track derailment of Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 293-16 at mile 0.40, Red Deer Subdivision, Alyth Yard, Calgary, Alberta on 18 February 2016

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    On 18 February 2016, at approximately 0623 Mountain Standard Time, Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 293-16, proceeding north toward the Red Deer Subdivision at approximately 2.5 mph, derailed 13 cars (11th to 23rd) on the east leg of the north wye in Alyth Yard, Calgary, Alberta. There were no injuries and no dangerous goods were released.

  • Grounding of container vessel MSC Monica at Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 22 January 2016

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    On 22 January 2016, the container vessel MSC Monica ran aground on the St. Lawrence River 1 nautical mile north-northeast of Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, Quebec. The vessel was refloated the following day with the assistance of 3 tugs and proceeded to Québec, Quebec, to undergo the necessary inspections. The vessel sustained minor damage to the hull and major damage to the 4 propeller blades. There were no injuries, and no pollution was reported.

  • Non–main-track derailment of Canadian Pacific Railway at switching assignment AS-01 at mile 138.0, Scotford Subdivision, Scotford, Alberta on 08 December 2015

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    On 08 December 2015, at about 1515 Mountain Standard Time, Canadian Pacific Railway switching assignment AS-01, which was being operated by a remote control locomotive system, derailed 4 loaded tank cars while performing switching operations. Two cars remained upright, 1 car came to rest on its side, and 1 car rolled into a ditch, coming to rest upside down and releasing most of its contents. The cars contained styrene monomer, stabilized (UN2055), a Class 3 flammable liquid. The released product was confined to the ditch. There were no injuries.

  • Runway incursion and risk of collision of Air Canada, Embraer 190-100IGW, C-FNAW and Air Canada, Airbus 320-214, C-FZQS at Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Ontario on 30 January 2016

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    On 30 January 2016, the Air Canada Embraer 190-100IGW (registration C-FNAW, serial number 19000149) was operating as flight 726 (ACA726) on a scheduled flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Ontario, to LaGuardia Airport, New York, United States. ACA726 taxied over the hold line and onto Runway 24R without authorization at the same time that an Air Canada Airbus 320-214 (registration C-FZQS, serial number 2145) operating as flight 1259 (ACA1259), was on final approach for landing on the same runway. At 2101:38 Eastern Standard Time, as ACA726 was turning onto the runway centreline, the flight crew of ACA1259, which was now 0.41 nautical miles from the Runway 24R threshold and at 270 feet above ground level (AGL), reported to the airport controller that there was an aircraft on the runway and that they were overshooting the runway. ACA1259 was climbing through 580 feet AGL when it flew over ACA726. Air traffic control had not been aware of the runway incursion before being notified by ACA1259 that there was an aircraft on the runway. The incursion occurred during hours of darkness.