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Marine transportation safety investigation M17C0035

This investigation has been completed. The report was released on 10 July 2018.

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Flooding of fishing vessel L.K.C

Fishing vessel L.K.C
Sept-Îles, Quebec, 45 nm E

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The occurrence

On , at approximately 0330 Eastern Daylight Time, the engine room of the fishing vessel L.K.C flooded while the vessel was anchored 45 nautical miles east of Sept Îles, Quebec. There were 4 crew members on board. The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Cap Rozier arrived on scene, helped to pump out the water, and towed the vessel to Sept Îles. There were no injuries or pollution in this occurrence.

Media materials

News release


Failure of propulsion system seal, inadequate alarm arrangement were factors in flooding aboard fishing vessel near Sept-Îles, Quebec
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Deployment notice


TSB deploys a team of investigators following a fishing vessel occurrence east of Sept-Îles
Dorval, Quebec, 27 April 2017 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator following the occurrence involving a Cessna aircraft near Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Quebec. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

Investigation information

Map showing the location of the occurrence


Photo of Jacques Kéroack

After he graduated in nautical sciences from the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) College, Mr. Jacques Kéroack worked 11 years for the CCG as a deck officer and then as a master on a buoy tender. Mr. Kéroack also worked as a fishery at-sea observer, and in the rail and airport sectors.

In addition to being a certified ship's master, Mr. Kéroack worked in the information technology field for 15 years and as a technical writer for 8 years. He was trained as a Programmer Analyst and obtained a Professional Writer Certification from the Laval University (Université Laval), where he also studied philosophy.

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Class of investigation

This is a class 3 investigation. These investigations analyze a small number of safety issues, and may result in recommendations. Class 3 investigations are generally completed within 450 days. For more information, see the Policy on Occurrence Classification.

TSB investigation process

There are 3 phases to a TSB investigation

  1. Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
  2. Examination and analysis phase: the TSB reviews pertinent records, tests components of the wreckage in the lab, determines the sequence of events and identifies safety deficiencies. When safety deficiencies are suspected or confirmed, the TSB advises the appropriate authority without waiting until publication of the final report.
  3. Report phase: a confidential draft report is approved by the Board and sent to persons and corporations who are directly concerned by the report. They then have the opportunity to dispute or correct information they believe to be incorrect. The Board considers all representations before approving the final report, which is subsequently released to the public.

For more information, see our Investigation process page.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail 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.