Esquimalt, B.C. – Master Seaman (MS) Guillermo Morales Castellon passed away Friday, November 25 from injuries sustained on Monday, November 21, in an industrial accident at 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron located in Patricia Bay, near Victoria, British Columbia. There were no other personnel involved in the accident.
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) will conduct an investigation into the accident with support from Formation Safety. Further, a Board of Inquiry will be convened into the circumstances surrounding Master Seaman Morales Castellon’s death.
The Commander of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt thanks BC Ambulance Service and the members of the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Base Logistics team who came to MS Morales Castellon’s aid following the accident.
“My deepest sympathies go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Master Seaman Guillermo Morales Castellon during this extremely difficult time; we are all saddened by the loss. Personnel from CFB Esquimalt and the Canadian Armed Forces will continue to provide support to his family while they deal with this tragedy.” — Captain (Navy) Steven Waddell, CFB Esquimalt Base Commander
National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces