The body of a marine services worker has been found inside a 13-meter boat that sank near the mouth of the Halifax harbor this morning.
Two other people were rescued from Captain Jim for a port pilot ship. The person who died and one of the survivors was employed by RMI Marine Ltd., the company that owns the ship. The other rescued person was a customer, according to the company.
The duty commander of the joint rescue co-ordination center, Maj. Amber Bineau confirmed that the ship sank in about 12 to 15 meters of water near the Devils Island. He said the call came at 2 in the afternoon. The people on board said they had lost power.
"About 20 minutes later, they indicated that they were taking water and were preparing to leave," Bineau said.
He said that the two people were dragged from the water that did not have survival suits, they were using floating devices and were in good condition.
The rescue coordination center initially said that the ship was a fishing boat, but later it was clarified that it was only registered as such that it was not used for fishing. Captain Jim is a ship of marine services, and the work of the company includes the shooting of people to other boats.
The two rescued people were evaluated by the first responsible and published.
The Transportation Safety Board sends a team of researchers from Dartmouth to examine what happened to Captain Jim. A spokesman said he was expecting more information this afternoon.
Several Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy ships, as well as a diving naval team participated in the quest.
The rescue co-ordination center said at 11:40 a.m. that the researchers had found the body of the missing person inside the sunken ship.
There was also a Herculean plane and a Cormorant helicopter that helped search.