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Investigation report: Bottom contact of passenger vessel Kawartha Spirit

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 22 August 2023 —Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (M22A0355) in which the passenger vessel Kawartha Spirit made bottom contact in Purcells Cove, Nova Scotia, on 26 October 2022.

The TSB conducted a limited-scope, class 4 investigation into this occurrence to advance transportation safety through greater awareness of potential safety issues. See the Policy on Occurrence Classification for more information.

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.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-360-4376