Marine investigation M17C0035

Flooding of fishing vessel L.K.C.

The occurrence

On 21 April 2017, the fishing vessel L.K.C., with four people on board, sustained engine room flooding 65 nautical miles west of Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec. With the assistance of the vessel Cap Rozier, the L.K.C. was pumped out and towed to Sept-Îles, Quebec.

Map of the area


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.

Transportation Safety Board 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.

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Deployment notices

TSB deploys a team of investigators following a fishing vessel occurrence east of Sept-Îles
Read the deployment notice