Marine Safety

This information is to support the improvement of the safety performance and health of workers in and directly impacted by marine forest operations. The MFSAG (Marine Forest Safety Advisory Group) was created following the floundering and sinking of the Lasquetti Daughters (a self-propelled barge). MFSAG is an industry-based group intended to cooperatively determine the type, frequency and factors relating to marine forest safety incidents and take appropriate actions to improve safety performance and reduce the potential for injuries and fatalities. See Marine Foresty Safety Advisory Group for more information.


Marine Emergency Sticker

Key information for small commercial passenger vessels carrying forestry workers

Marine Incident Reporting

Transportation Safety Board

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) provides a key role in the investigation of marine incidents.  The TSB's marine investigators are certified as masters or chief engineers of commercial vessels, masters of fishing vessels, or are naval architects, and have extensive experience in the marine industry.  As well as conducting investigations, they participate in national and international government and industry groups to monitor safety trends and communicate safety issues to change agents.

Links to the investigation reports related to marine forest operations are listed below:

Domestic Vessel and Regulatory Oversight and Boating Safety Videos

Transport Canada is proud to announce the web release of the Small Vessel Safety Video series “My Business. My Vessel. My Responsibility.”

This video series is designed to deliver public education on the importance of knowing, understanding and meeting small non-pleasure vessel safety requirements.

The series consists of five films:

Transport Canada


BCFSC Marine Passenger Safety Guide

This document provides basic information for small vessel passengers and is intended for forest workers in BC. It should not be considered a replacement for any training programs or a pre-trip briefing. 

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