Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

September 04, 2007 11:07 ET

Media Advisory/The Transportation Safety Board of Canada Will Hold a Media Availability to Release its Final Report into the Queen of Oak Bay Investigation

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2007) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will release, on September 6, 2007, its final report (M05W0111) into the June 30, 2005 loss of propulsion and grounding of BC Ferries' vessel Queen of Oak Bay. The report will be released on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific time). Spokespersons will be available for interviews in Vancouver, British Columbia.

TSB Board Member Jonathan Seymour along with Marine Investigator Yves Boisvert will be available for interviews beginning at 10:30.



Where: Strathcona Board Room - Four Seasons Hotel
791 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 2T4


While approaching berth No. 1 at Horseshoe Bay, the Queen of Oak Bay suffered loss of propulsion. As a result, the vessel lost steerageway, deviated off course and struck 28 pleasure craft berthed in the adjacent marina before running aground. There were no casualties; however, there was considerable damage to the pleasure craft and marina.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation 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.

Contact Information

  • To schedule an interview:
    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    John Cottreau, Senior Media Relations Advisor
    Cellular: 613-292-4146
    or
    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Genevieve Lamarche
    Senior Public Affairs Advisor
    819-994-8067