Picton Castle fatality shows need for better training, TSB says

(OTTAWA) — Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said the Picton Castle fatality indicates a need for better safety-management aboard sail training vessels, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. A decision to sail in bad weather and the failure to use a life-jacket or safety harness contributed to the death of Laura Gainey, a crewmember who was the daughter of famous hockey player and coach Bob Gainey. Insufficient communication and crew fatigue also were contributing factors.
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By Professional Mariner Staff