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  • Close quarters crossing of the passenger vessels Grandeur of the Seas and Summer Bay in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia on the 29 June 2016

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    On 29 June 2016, at 0942 Atlantic Daylight Time, the passenger vessel Summer Bay, with 39 people on board, crossed the bow of the passenger vessel Grandeur of the Seas, with about 2770 people on board, in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia. The smaller vessel passed within 25 m of the Grandeur of the Seas in thick fog and did not make contact.

  • Fire and abandonment of the tug Ken Mackenzie, Fraser River, British Columbia on 11 July 2016

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    On 11 July 2016, at approximately 2230 Pacific Daylight Time, the tug Ken Mackenzie, with 2 people on board, reported a fire in the engine room while transiting the Fraser River, British Columbia. The 2 crew members abandoned the vessel and were picked up by the assist tug Harken No. 5. The fire was extinguished with the assistance of vessels in the vicinity.

  • Avionics compartment fire of Air Canada, Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW, C-FHOS, 97 nm WNW of Boston, Massachusetts, United States on 25 May 2016

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    On 25 May 2016, the Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (registration C-FHOS, serial number 19000101) was operating as flight ACA361 from Boston/General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Massachusetts, United States, to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Ontario. At 1652:12 Eastern Daylight Time, while en route at flight level 360, approximately 97 nm west-northwest of Boston/General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, a fire broke out in the right integrated control centre located in the middle avionics compartment. The flight crew did not receive any indication of fire. Numerous electrical systems failed, including most cockpit instrumentation. The ram air turbine automatically deployed, and the crew was eventually able to restore electrical power to the main buses. The flight continued to destination without further incident and landed with emergency services standing by. There were no injuries. The aircraft had significant damage to the right integrated control centre as a result of the fire

  • Loss of control and collision with terrain of Air Saguenay (1980) inc., de Havilland DHC-2 Mk. 1 (Beaver), C-FKRJ 7 nm N from Tadoussac, Quebec on 23 August 2015

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    The float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 Mk. 1 Beaver (registration C-FKRJ, serial number 1210), operated by Air Saguenay (1980) inc., was on a visual flight rules sightseeing flight in the region of Tadoussac, Quebec. At 1104 Eastern Daylight Time, the aircraft took off from its base on Lac Long, Quebec, for a 20-minute flight, with 1 pilot and 5 passengers on board. At 1127, on the return trip, approximately 2.5 nautical miles north northwest of its destination (7 nautical miles north of Tadoussac), the aircraft stalled in a steep turn. The aircraft descended vertically and struck a rocky outcrop. The aircraft was substantially damaged in the collision with the terrain and was destroyed by the post-impact fire. The 6 occupants received fatal injuries. No emergency locator transmitter signal was captured.

  • Collision between train and track unit of Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 100-03 and hi-rail vehicle 53705 at Mile 118.36, Nemegos Subdivision, Nemegos, Ontario on 06 March 2016

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    On 06 March 2016, at approximately 1540 Eastern Standard Time, Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 100-03 was proceeding eastward at about 35 mph when it collided with a stationary hi-rail vehicle at Mile 118.36. The foreman and machine operator had exited the hi-rail vehicle just before the collision. There were no injuries and there was no derailment. The hi-rail vehicle was destroyed. The lead locomotive of train 100-03 sustained minor damage.

  • Loss of tail-rotor effectiveness of Highland Helicopters Ltd., Bell 206B Jet Ranger-III (Helicopter), C-GOPK at Tchentlo Lake, British Columbia on 04 May 2016

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    On 04 May 2016, at 0726 Pacific Daylight Time, a Highland Helicopters Ltd. Bell 206B Jet Ranger-III (registration C-GOPK, serial number 3247) was conducting infrared scanning over a logged area about 112 nautical miles northwest of Prince George, British Columbia, when the helicopter spun uncommanded to the right several times and descended to the ground. The helicopter was destroyed on impact, and all 3 persons on board were seriously injured. There was no post-impact fire. The 406-megahertz emergency locator transmitter activated. The 3 injured occupants were transported to the hospital by another Highland Helicopters Ltd. aircraft that was working in the area.

  • Collision and sinking of the tugs Albern and C.T. Titan in the Northumberland Channel, British Columbia, 24 May 2016

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    On 24 May 2016, at approximately 1730 Pacific Daylight Time, the tug C.T. Titan collided with the tug Albern in Northumberland Channel, British Columbia. The Albern capsized and sank, and the vessel's 2 crew members were rescued by the crew of the C.T. Titan. The C.T. Titan sustained damage to its hull; the Albern was not recovered. Minor pollution was reported.