• Collision of Bulk carrier Heloise and tug Ocean Georgie Bain at the Port of Montréal, Quebec on 03 August 2013

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    On 03 August 2013 at approximately 2059 Eastern Daylight Time, the bulk carrier Heloise and the tug Ocean Georgie Bain collided while transiting the St. Lawrence River near section 76 in the Port of Montréal, Quebec. There was no pollution, and there were no injuries, but the tug sustained damage.

  • Collision at a level crossing, Passenger train no. 24, operated by VIA Rail Canada Inc., mile 15.62, Bridge Subdivision, near the Gare du Palais, Québec, Quebec, 02 May 2013

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    On 02 May 2013, at about 1948 Eastern Daylight Time, VIA Rail Canada Inc. passenger train No. 24, while carrying out a reverse movement between the Gare du Palais and the Limoilou Yard, collided with a tractor-trailer at the private level crossing leading to the White Birch Paper mill. The last passenger car was damaged, and the tractor-trailer was destroyed. No one was injured as a result of the accident. Nearly 300 litres of diesel fuel from the tractor-trailer's fuel tank spilled on the ground.

  • Grounding of passenger vessel Louis Jolliet off Sainte-Pétronille, Île d’Orléans, Quebec on 16 May 2013

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    On 16 May 2013, at approximately 1435 Eastern Daylight Time, the passenger vessel Louis Jolliet ran aground off Sainte-Pétronille, Île d'Orléans, Quebec, while on a cruise with 57 passengers on board. The vessel sustained minor damage to the hull. The passengers and some crew members were evacuated onto 2 pilotboats and a tug. The vessel was refloated at high tide, returned to port under its own power, and resumed operations on 18 May 2013. There were no injuries, and there was no pollution.

  • In-flight engine fire leading to a forced landing, Piper PA-34-200, C-GNAS, Nadeau Air Service Inc., Victoriaville, Quebec, 2 nm E, 15 October 2012

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    The Piper PA-34-200 (registration C-GNAS, serial number 34-7350133) departed from the Trois-Rivières Airport, Quebec, with 2 pilots on board for an instrument training flight. At 2100 feet, during a missed approach to the Victoriaville, Quebec, Airport, the right engine experienced a catastrophic failure and caught fire. At 1402 Eastern Daylight Time, the pilot in training declared an emergency due to the engine fire, and indicated his intention to land. During this time, dense smoke was spreading in the cockpit. The aircraft turned back and quickly descended in an attempt to land in a field located 2 nautical miles east of the Victoriaville Airport. The aircraft struck the ground and came to rest inverted. The 2 pilots were seriously injured..