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Last week, after a lengthy investigation by the Transportation Safety Board into the the sinking of the tugboat Ingenika near Kitimat BC in 2021, that killed both Troy Pearson and Charley Cragg, found that the Ingenika’s crew were not adequately trained, onboard survival equipment had not been maintained, and the vessel was underpowered for the large barge it was towing to the Rio Tinto Smelter. The report also stated that stronger regulations and inspections for light tugboats under 15,000 tonnes should be a requirement for more than 1,300 tugboats across Canada that currently go uninspected.

CICK News spoke to both Jason Woods, president of Local 400 Marine & General Workers Union and Judy Carlick-Pearson, Troy Pearson’s widow about the recomendations from the Transportation Safety Boards report. 


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