Captain John Clarkson appointed to Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board

Ottawa, December 19, 2011 – Today, Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada announced the appointment of Captain John Clarkson to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board.

“Captain Clarkson’s extensive background in the field of marine safety will be a valuable asset to the Transportation Safety Board,” said Minister Penashue. “His thorough understanding of both applicable regulations and technical safety measures will be of service to the Board’s complex investigations.”

Captain Clarkson has had extensive experience in the area of marine transportation safety, serving in a number of capacities in the field. He has most recently served as Associate Dean of the School of Transportation at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he headed the Marine Campus, working closely with Transport Canada and numerous other organizations on marine safety and security regulation and training. Prior to this he worked at Transport Canada Marine Safety as Director of Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage, Manager of Compliance and Enforcement, and Manager of Nautical Certification, and previously in the Merchant Marine and the Canadian Naval Reserve.