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Deployment notice

TSB deploys a team to Les Méchins, QC, following an incident involving the chemical tanker KIVALLIQ W

Québec, Quebec, 23 November 2022 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Les Méchins, Quebec. On 18 October 2022 the chemical tanker KIVALLIQ W that made contact with the seafloor and was subsequently cleared to sail to Les Méchins to be dry-docked. The TSB will continue to gather information and assess the occurrence.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail 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