Overnight a fishing vessel sank in the approaches to Halifax Harbour. 2 people were rescued, and a third is missing. Navy divers will attempt to search the ~40foot vessel come daylight
CCGS Sambro, Atlantic Bear, and CCGS Corporal Teathier C.V are participating in the search, along with an Cormorant Helicopter.
the vessel is used as a dive boat, and not a fishing vessel. Word is its Owned by RMI Marine. the call came in around 2am
UPDATE 0922: I have been told the vessel is the Captain Jim. I was told the vessels life raft is tethered to the vessel, so the location of the boat is known. JRCC Reported it lost power, then began taking on water, and the crew abandoned ship
Captain Jim was built as Atlantic Walnut in 1989 by GUIMOND’S BOATS of Baie Ste Anne. the boat is 37′ long and made of fiberglass.
The search continues with aircraft and ships in a wide area off Devils Island for the 3rd member of a boat that sunk early this morning.— Halifax News & Info (@haligonia) January 29, 2019
Via the JTFA posted at 0630.
“3 x persons on board; 2 x persons rescued. @CanadianForces and @CoastGuardCAN are searching the area” pic.twitter.com/0848DRD6Zp
word is the 2 rescued persons were picked up by the Pilot Boat.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, where the service boat Captain Jim sank this morning. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
From Joint task force Atlantic
“The search for the missing crew member this morning is over. Navy divers have located the body of the crew member inside the sunken vessel. JRCC Halifax’s thoughts are with the crew member’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time “
the Captain Jim was reportedly conducting a personnel transfer from one of the tankers at the outer anchorage when the incident occurred. That person is one of the survivors. the tankers Star I for Imperial Oil and Elka Hrecules for Irving Oil are in the anchorage.
the herald is reporting the Deceased had been with the company since July.