Marine media advisory 2011

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada releases its report into the knockdown and capsizing of the sail training Yacht Concordia

(Gatineau, Quebec, September 27, 2011) – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will hold a news conference on September 29, 2011, to make public its investigation report (M10F0003) into the knockdown and capsizing of the sail training yacht Concordia off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 17, 2010.

When:
September 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Atlantic Time

Who:
Mr. Jonathan Seymour, Board Member
Mr. Paulo Ekkebus, Investigator-in-Charge
Mrs. Abigail Fyfe, Senior Investigator

Where:
Almon Room
The Halifax Club
1682 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

For a French interview:
Mr. Pierre Murray, Manager of Marine Investigations, Atlantic Region

Members of the panel will be available for one-on-one interviews after the news conference.

The report and accompanying materials will be posted, at the same time, on this website.

This event is for media only. Media representatives will need to show their outlet identification.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca