The Transportation Safety Board issued
a Marine Safety Advisory to BC Ferries
regarding the adequacy of vessel mooring arrangements in the wake of the January 9 incident where the MV Quinsam unexpectedly pulled away from the dock.
Consistent with BC Ferries’ commitment to releasing Marine Safety Advisories, attached is a copy of the document.
“BC Ferries agrees with the Transportation Safety Board’s position that a more robust mooring arrangement would help ensure overall safety and immediately after the MV Quinsam incident, a review of its tie-up procedures and arrangements was initiated throughout the fleet,”
said David Hahn
, BC Ferries’ President and CEO.
In the meantime, BC Ferries internal investigation into the MV Quinsam incident continues and the final report is anticipated this week.