Casualty raises concerns about maritime safety in Canada’s north

(YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories) — The near-disaster involving a 371-foot sealift cargo ship in the Hudson Strait has caused concern about the safety of navigation in Canada’s north, the Northern News Service reported. A shipping official in the territory of Nunavut said the MV Avataq incident shows the need to invest in more maritime infrastructure and safe harbors in the territory. The Avataq lost all power and almost ran aground in high winds near Salluit, Quebec, and is currently being towed while deliveries to northern villages have been delayed. 
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By Professional Mariner Staff