Canadian Ferry Operators Association

March 22, 2006 15:37 ET

CFOA Statement on Ferry Sinking

Queen of the North Attention: News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor, Transportation Editor VANCOUVER/ BC/MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2006) - The Canadian Ferry Transportation Industry is extremely safe, our safety record speaks for itself. Canadian Ferry Operators are amongst the best, if not the best in the world.

Accidents occur in every industry. How we respond to these accidents is vitally important. Safety of the public, our crews, the environment and our vessels is our number one priority from coast to coast.

The crew's response to today's incident speaks volumes. With over 100 people involved in the event in extremely inclement weather, rain and heavy winds. Yet, the evacuation was conducted professionally and efficiently without loss of life and/or any serious injuries.

It is still far too early to make any suppositions surrounding the events of today. The Transportation Safety Board will be conducting a full investigation. B.C. Ferries are also conducting their own internal investigation.

The Canadian Ferry Operators Association will provide any assistance requested by either party.

Captain Dave Miller, President, CFOA (604)-467-7298
Anthonie de Hoog, Executive Director, CFOA (www.cfoa.ca) (506)-433-4810

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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