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Marine transportation safety

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB) Watchlist identifies the key safety issues that need to be addressed to make Canada’s transportation system even safer.

The issues on this list are supported by a combination of investigation reports, Board safety concerns and Board recommendations. All of them, however, require a concerted effort from the regulator and industry stakeholders.


Commercial fishing safety
Commercial fishing safety

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has long sought to improve commercial fishing safety. The TSB has been monitoring commercial fishing safety since 1999 and this issue has been on the TSB Watchlist since 2010.

Safety management
Safety management

Some transportation operators in the air, marine and rail sectors are not managing their safety risks effectively, and many are still not required to have formal safety management processes in place.

Fatigue management
Fatigue management

In the transportation industry, crews often work long and irregular schedules—sometimes in challenging conditions or crossing multiple time zones—that are not always conducive to proper restorative sleep

Regulatory surveillance
Regulatory surveillance

Regulatory surveillance has not always proven effective at verifying whether operators are, or have become, compliant with regulations and able to manage the safety of their operations.