Deployment notice

TSB deploys a team of investigators to Port-Cartier, Quebec following marine incident that occurred on 15 September 2017

Québec, Quebec, 19 September 2017 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Port-Cartier, Quebec, following a mechanical failure followed by a fire in the engine room onboard the tugboat Brochu that occurred on 15 September 2017. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.


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.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca