Deployment notice

TSB will deploy a team to Hillsburn, Nova Scotia, following the sinking of the fishing vessel Chief William Saulis

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 16 December 2020 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will deploy a team of investigators to Hillsburn, Nova Scotia, to investigate the sinking of the fishing vessel Chief William Saulis that occurred on 15 December 2020. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.


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: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca

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