Canadian Ferry Operators Association

March 12, 2008 15:51 ET

Canadian Ferry Operators Association responds to TSB Report

The CFOA repsonds to the report released by the TSB dealing with the sinking of the Queen of the North

Attention: News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor, Transportation Editor VANCOUVER/BC/MEDIA ADVISORY. MARCH 12, 2007--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - The Canadian Ferry Operators Association (www.cfoa.ca) welcomes the long awaited release of the Transportation Safety Board report on the striking and subsequent sinking of the M.V. Queen of the North. The CFOA Executive will be reviewing the report and fully digesting its content. The CFOA will be consulting with its member, BC Ferry Services, and working with them. The public should be aware that BCFS have made many of the recommendations contained in the report voluntarily. BC Ferries will be continuing to enhance safety on all of their ships. The CFOA very much appreciates the recommendation directed towards it and as such is very anxious to start work with both the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of Transport, particularly Marine Safety, to develop through a risk-based approach, a framework that all ferry operators across the country can use to develop effective passenger accounting for each vessel and route.

Signed;

Capt. David Miller
President CFOA

Anthonie de Hoog,
Executive Director CFOA /For further information: Captain David Miller President CFOA (604) 467-7298)/ IN: LABOUR, MEDIA, TRANSPORT, TRAVEL

Contact Information

  • Anthonie A de Hoog, Executive Director, Canadian Ferry Operators Association
    Primary Phone: 506-433-4810
    Secondary Phone: 506-434-3351
    E-mail: adehoog@cfoa.ca