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2014-10-02 12:20:44

QUÉBEC, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigation into the grounding of the passenger vessel Louis Jolliet highlights the need for comprehensive emergency procedures, training, and drills according to its investigation report (M13L0067) released today. On 16 May 2013, the passenger vessel Louis Jolliet ran aground off Sainte-Pétronille, Île d'Orléans, Quebec, while on a cruise with 57 passengers on board. The passengers and some crew were...

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2011-04-14 10:40:00

A tired chief mate was responsible for a Chinese registered coal carrier ship that ran aground on the Douglas Shoal off the Queensland Coast, states the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in its investigation. The incident on April 3, 2010, left a hole in the reef about 1.8 miles long and took nine days for the ship to refloat, reports BBC News. The damage could take 20 years for the reef and its turtle breeding grounds to recover, environmental officials say. Conservationists believe...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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