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Watchlist 2012

The Watchlist is a list of safety issues investigated by the TSB that pose the greatest risk to Canadians.

In each case, actions taken to date have been inadequate and concrete steps must be taken on the part of industry and the regulator to eliminate these risks.

Aviation issues

Transport Canada does not always provide effective oversight of aviation companies transitioning to safety management systems, while some companies are not even required to have one.

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Landing accidents and runway overruns continue to occur at Canadian airports.

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There is an ongoing risk of aircraft colliding with vehicles or other aircraft on the ground at Canadian airports.

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Fatalities continue to occur when planes collide with land and water while under crew control.

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Marine issues

The number of accidents involving loss of life on fishing vessels remains too high.

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Transport Canada does not always provide effective oversight of marine transportation companies transitioning to safety management systems, while some companies are not even required to have one.

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Rail issues

There is no requirement for on-board video and voice recorders on locomotives.

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There is a risk of a serious train collision or derailment if rail signals are not consistently recognized and followed.

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The risk of passenger trains colliding with vehicles remains too high in busy rail corridors.

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Watchlist brochure

A brochure that summarizes Watchlist safety issues is also available:

Previous Watchlists