Updated: August 15, 2011
On the morning of August 15, 2011, the Honourable Robert Wells, QC, delivered his Report and Recommendations arising from the Transportation Safety Board’s Report
to Mr. Max Ruelokke, P.Eng., Chair of C-NLOPB. This Phase II Report is available on the C-NLOPB’s website Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.
Delivery of the Phase II Report marks the conclusion of the Inquiry into matters respecting worker safety associated with helicopter transportation in the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area.
Commissioner Wells conducted a comprehensive review of the Report of the Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the March 12, 2009 crash of Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A, in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore. The Phase II Report contains the Commissioner’s review and his Recommendations.
The mandate of Phase II of the Inquiry is to advise the C-NLOPB:
a) which findings should result in actions being recommended to be undertaken by C-NLOPB and how they should be implemented; and,
b) which findings should result in actions being recommended to be undertaken by other legislative or regulatory agencies.
The complete mandate of the Inquiry can be found in the Terms of Reference on this website.
The Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry was established on April 8, 2009 to determine and recommend improvements to the safety regime to ensure the risks of helicopter transportation of offshore workers in the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area are as low as reasonably practicable. The Inquiry was conducted in two Phases. The Report for Phase I was completed in November 2010 and is available on the C-NLOPB’s website Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.