Canada jury urges stricter regulation of commercial vessels

(MIDLAND, Ontario) — A jury recommends that Transport Canada improve regulation of small commercial vessels, the Free Press newspaper of Midland, Ontario, reported. The case involves the drowning of a workboat crewman near Honey Harbour in 2004. The jurors urge Transport Canada to bolster licensing, safety equipment and inspection requirements for vessel of up to 15 gross tons.
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By Professional Mariner Staff