Marine investigation M17P0052

Capsizing and sinking of fishing vessel Miss Cory

The occurrence

On 06 March 2017, the fishing vessel Miss Cory, with five crew onboard, took on water, capsized and sank in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. The fishing vessel Proud Venture, which was in the vicinity, recovered four people as the vessel capsized. A crew member from the Miss Cory was in the engine room at the time of the capsizing and was subsequently reported as missing. Minor pollution was reported. The TSB is investigating.

Map of the area


Photo of Clinton Rebeiro

Clinton Rebeiro started his career as a Deck Officer and currently holds a Transport Canada Master Mariner Certificate of Competency. In his 25 years of experience in the marine industry, Mr. Rebeiro has worked in several positions, both sea-going and shore bases, with ExxonMobil, Shell, and BC Ferries. His experience includes working with tankers, LNG carriers, and Ro-Ro passenger ferries, as well as piloting, commercial operations and ship vetting.

Transportation Safety Board investigation process

There are 3 phases to a TSB investigation:

  1. Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
  2. Examination and analysis phase: the TSB reviews pertinent records, tests components of the wreckage in the lab, determines the sequence of events and identifies safety deficiencies. When safety deficiencies are suspected or confirmed, the TSB advises the appropriate authority without waiting until publication of the final report.
  3. Report phase: a confidential draft report is approved by the Board and sent to persons and corporations who are directly concerned by the report. They then have the opportunity to dispute or correct information they believe to be incorrect. The Board considers all representations before approving the final report, which is subsequently released to the public.

For more information, see our Investigation process page.


Deployment notices

TSB deploys a team to Comox, British Columbia, following the capsizing of a fishing vessel
Read the deployment notice