Tragic Kitimat Tugboat Sinking Is Focus Of New Vid Calling For Better Worker Safety

An investigation into the deadly incident is still ongoing.

[This story originally appeared on The North Coast Review, a blog based in Prince Rupert that contains “items of interest to those living on the North Coast of BC.”]

The tragic events of the Tugboat Ingenika on February 10, 2021, are the focus of a video from the International Transportation Federation, which highlights the story of Troy Pearson and Charley Cragg. 

The video’s goal is to call attention to the dangerous conditions facing those who work the waters on tug boats.

The pair of mariners perished in the waters in Gardner Canal during the incident. A third member of their crew, Zac Doolan, was discovered as part of the search for survivors and taken to hospital. He continues to recover.

The video calls attention to a range of concerns that the union has when it comes to what it describe as a towage industry in crisis.

In the video, Judy-Carlick Pearson, Troy’s widow, provides the narrative to the story. She shares the sense of loss that the incident has brought to her and her son.

The video issues a call for more protection for those who work in the towage industry.

The incident of 2021 remains under active investigation by the Transportation Safety Board, but as of yet no final report has been delivered by the federal agency and no release date has been noted on the TSB website.

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