Investigation launched to shed light on boat sinking in Haida Gwaii

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Investigation launched to shed light on boat sinking in Haida Gwaii

The tour boat sank on September 10 in Haida Gwaii.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has sent a team to the northern coast of British Columbia to investigate the sinking of a 13 meter tour boat in Haida Gwaii.

The investigation team has been sent to Prince Rupert, where they can gather information to determine what led to the sinking off the coast. te, more than 200 kilometers away.

The M.V. Island Bay sank on September 10 in the deep waters of Moresby Island Bay in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.

The Canadian Coast Guard determined at the time that no one was injured in the incident, but that the unstable marine environment could lead to a diesel or oil spill. other pollutants from the boat.

Floating booms as well as absorption tubes were installed around the sunken boat as a preventive measure. The owners of the M.V. Island Bay, Archipelago Ventures, are trying to organize a salvage operation to recover the ship.

With information from La Presse canadienne

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